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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 […]

Texas! Exhibition: Spotlight on Stephen F. Austin
February 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

Last week Melodie wrote a blog asking how much you knew about Texas. As we prepare for the opening of our new exhibition Texas! Making History Since 1519, we are dedicated to helping you learn more about the great Lone Star State. So today, Amanda Norris and Pat Dietrich, youth educators at the museum, write […]

Hey Texan! What do YOU know about the Lone Star State?
February 8, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

I recently saw Carol Burnett on an episode of Glee. I’ve always adored her, but this time I felt especially close to her because I just learned that she’s from Texas. Who knew? I’m a native Texan too. And I discovered our relation while taking a quiz to test my knowledge on Texas. No, I’m […]



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