Category Archives: Historic Austin County

The Alamo Road Show Coming to San Felipe de Austin Museum

The Alamo will hit the road and be at the San Felipe de Austin Museum in San Felipe on Thursday, July 19. Roadshow presenters will bring artifacts from the Alamo and General Land Office (GLO) Archives that will someday appear in the forthcoming Alamo Museum and Visitor’s Center. Roadshow organizers will also gather feedback from attendees on their thoughts and suggestions for the future of the Alamo.

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On This Day: Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo! [VIDEO]

April 21st should hold a special place in any Texian’s heart. For it was on this day that the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. In what is present-day Harris County, Texas, this was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.

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Groundbreaking For The New Stephen F. Austin Museum [VIDEO]

The groundbreaking for the new Stephen F. Austin Museum took place last Thursday across from the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. This is the site for the newly proposed museum. The groundbreaking hosted several special guests including State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, State Representative Leighton Schubert, former county judge Carolyn Bilski and many others.

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Blinn Students Present Local Geographic Research At State Symposium

Blinn College students are continuing a tradition of uncovering history across the Brazos Valley. Blinn’s Geographic Society was recently invited to the 12th annual Texas Geography Student Research Symposium at Texas State University to present research on the geographic history of Independence, Texas. Located 12 miles northeast of Brenham, Independence was the first home of Austin’s Colony and Baylor University. […]

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Friends Of San Felipe To Utilize Sealy Site For Archaeological Items [VIDEO]

The City of Sealy will be the new place that the Friends of San Felipe will be storing their archeological items.  Previously, the items have been stored in Wallis but, with the construction of the new visitors center on the horizon for the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site it is now time for the organization to move the items […]

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San Felipe de Austin Historical Site In The Works [VIDEO]

History is always in the making everyday we discover new and exciting things that tell us who we are and where we came from.  The town of San Felipe is rich in that history.  It has been shown and categorized as the home of “The Father of Texas” Stephen F. Austin. Everyone in Texas knows the importance of Stephen F. […]

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Account of the “Old 300” by Dr. Paul Spellman [VIDEO]

Austin County, nestled along the Brazos River, is so rich in the history that made Texas what it is today.  Many authors have tried to capture the history of this area.  Paul N. Spellman a Texas History Professor at Wharton Jr. College has done just that with his account of what the first 300, known as the “Old 300”, settlers […]

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