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.
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.
Business office hours
9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
For further information, call 512-339-1997.
Photos courtesy of Katie Panico.