The Republic of Texas 1836-1845

Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all else, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.

-John Steinbeck










Elizabeth Seibert and Bob Heinonen of "Texas Heroes," representing Susanna Dickinson and William Barret Travis at the Star of the Republic Museum's Texas Independence Day Celebration.

Star of the Republic Museum

Artist's rendering of the museumImmerse yourself in the rich history of the Republic of Texas, a sovereign nation from 1836 to 1846. Explore the Museum’s award-winning exhibition for an unparalleled look at the people, places, and events that shaped the character of the Texas we know today. Enrich the experience with an introductory video highlighting the significance of Washington-on-the-Brazos. Experience early Texas lifestyles in the Showers Brown Discovery Center with hands-on, entertaining activities.

Exhibits on the first floor offer a chronology of the early inhabitants, explorers, and settlers that were drawn to Texas for a variety of reasons. Republic period political and military history is also represented with rare and exclusive artifacts and documents. Jacket on display at the museum

The second-floor exhibits delve into the social and cultural heritage of the unique people who came together to create the Republic of Texas. Through their struggles and determination, the fledgling nation grew to become a unique and special place, equaled by no other.

Star of the Republic Museum is administered by Blinn College and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.