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Sam Houston

Different Presidents, Same Notes
July 21, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

When Sam Houston became the first elected president of the Republic of Texas in 1836, the new country was recovering from a tough-fought war for independence from Mexico. In December of 1838, the young Republic of Texas would readily welcome its first peaceful transfer of power. Even as Sam Houston gave his farewell address to […]

The Women of Texas! The Exhibition
June 7, 2011 · 2 Comments

When studying history, even a female like me becomes comfortable surrounded by male heroes. In Texas history, we were taught from an early age that Stephen F. Austin is the “Father of Texas,” that Davy Crockett and William B. Travis fought and died heroically at the Alamo, and  that James Fannin and his men were […]

Building a Texas-Sized Exhibition
April 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

“…a wise and prudent administration in the commencement of her national existence will be universally expected; improving upon the difficult and delicate task of settling in complete and successful operation a political body based upon principles so hazardously asserted and so gloriously maintained.” Sam Houston’s signature The above quote could easily be attributed to any […]

Texas Exhibition! Spotlight on Sam Houston
March 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

You can’t miss him if you’re traveling Interstate 45 near Huntsville. He towers over the surrounding land, continuing to watch his beloved Texas, from a height of 67 feet. Who was the man for whom this giant statue was built? Sam Houston was born on March 2, 1793, in Rockbridge County, Tennessee. He only attended […]



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