November 24, 2014

Republic of Texas Museum

 

The Republic of Texas Museum

In 1903, The Republic of Texas Museum was housed in one room of the State Capitol. The collection of Republic era artifacts grew rapidly through the dedicated efforts of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

 

In 1916, the Land Department moved from the Old Land Office Building on the Capitol grounds, and a portion of the structure was turned over to The DRT for use as a museum. The DRT Museum occupied the second floor of the building until 1989 when restoration of the deteriorating structure began. Four years later, during the centennial year of The DRT, The Daughters purchased a building to house the museum and the organization’s headquarters.

Mission statement:

The mission of The Republic of Texas Museum is to preserve the heritage of The Republic of Texas historic period and to educate the public about the history and culture of that time.

 

Republic of Texas Museum

Republic of Texas Museum. Photo courtesy of Katie Panico.

 

Museum hours

10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday

Admission

$5.00 Adults
$2.00 DRT Members
$3.00 Seniors
$2.00 Students/Teachers

Business office hours

9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Phone

For further information, call 512-339-1997.

Photos

Photos courtesy of Katie Panico.

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