Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, the birthplace of Texas, is where these concepts come to life and are given meaning through the work and sacrifice of Texas’ Founders. It was a crucible of Texas democracy, the place where Texans gave voice to their grievances, forged their Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and brought forth a new nation: the Republic of Texas.
Unfortunately, the town of Washington no longer exists as it did in 1836.
The staff at the site has developed an incredible new app for iPhone, iPad, and newer Android phones
that not only recreates the town, but allows you to interact with some of its citizens.
This interactive app reveals the historic site of Washington as it looked in 1836:
a rugged frontier town of log cabins and dogtrot houses, witnessing an influx of people from throughout the region who have come to create a new nation. It features a full-scale virtual town overlaid on the historic site. Discover the town by walking around the historic site, meeting the people and exploring the buildings as they were in 1836.
Explore Wahington-on-the-Brazos with this magic window into history.
Walk around the historic site and see people and places from the days of revolution.
Toggle between the full virtual world and the augmented-reality view
that superimposes buildings and people against the modern environment.
Download the new
phone app here!
For more information email
Star of the Republic Museum, Blinn College,
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and
Texas Parks and Wildlife.
App development by Eduweb, Inc.
The project was funded by a grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation,
with support from the Washington on the
Brazos State Park Association.
The Texas Education Agency mandates that students study the causes and effects of the Texas Revolution, but there is more to the story than the battles at the Alamo and San Jacinto. It was the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos that gave voice to Texas’ grievances and provided the political will in the midst of revolutionary turmoil to form a government and a new nation – the REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
Through the use of web-based technology, the "Texas Independence" interactive website
brings the struggle, compromise and sacrifice of the Convention of 1836 and the men who founded that new nation to a new generation and takes Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
into every classroom in Texas.
Digital interactives, learning games and primary source documents designed specially to meet Texas State teaching requirements for 4th and 7th grade teachers and their students provide a unique and stimulating environment for understanding the impacts of the Texas Revolution.
No other project brings together all of the primary resources, content, interactive educational games, and curriculum guides focused exclusively on the Convention of 1836.
Visit the "Texas Independence"
Interactive website now.
New phone app available!
For more information email email@example.com
Press Release 8/1/2011: Star of The Republic Museum wins two awards from Texas Association of Museums