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Texas History Related Sites
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Archives and Special Collections
Conservation and Preservation
General Texas Resources
Historical Organizations
Online Journals and Indexes
Texas History Web Sites 
  • The Alamo
    - The official site of the Alamo provides information about the Alamo, past and present, including interactive maps, frequently asked questions, a list of the Defenders, and much more.
  • The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
    - This educational museum engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of program and exhibit experiences.
  • Brazoria County Historical Museum
    - The national award-winning Austin Colony exhibit may be found here.
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum
    - Begun in 1903 the Republic of Texas Museum was originally housed in one room of the State Capitol. With an impressive collection of Republic era artifacts the mission of the museum is to preserve the heritage of the Republic of Texas historic period and to educate the public about the history and culture of that time.
  • French Legation Museum
    - Originally built in Austin in 1840-41 to be the residence of the French charg╚s d'affaires, this home is now under the custodianship of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It is the oldest extant frame structure in Austin.
  • Institute of Texan Cultures - The Institute is dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the history of the diverse cultures of Texas.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
    - This museum is dedicated to the preservation of Northwest Texas heritage.
  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum
    - The museum web site provides a chronology of Sam Houston's life and a "virtual tour" of the museum grounds.
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
    - The National Park Service commemorates the four Spanish frontier missions located in San Antonio as part of Spain's three centuries of colonization in the Southwest. They include Missions San Jos╚, San Juan, Espada, and Concepci█n.
  • San Jacinto: Battleground for the Lone Star
    - Check this site for information about the San Jacinto Monument and the San Jacinto Museum of History. Articles and teaching suggestions for educators are provided.
  • Star of the Republic Museum
    - Located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park the Star of the Republic Museum interprets the history of the Republic of Texas and its influences through exhibits and programs for schools and other groups.
  • Texas Association of Museums
    - This organization is the largest museum association in the nation. It provides a network for its over 260 member museums. Their online database, MuseSearch provides a searcheable database of over 600 Texas museums with information about their collections, exhibits and programs.
  • Texas Civil War Museum
    - Located in Fort Worth, this museum contains private collections in combination with the collections of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Texas Confederate Collection making it the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River. The Collection Index is contained in the John S. Ford Papers at the Haley Memorial Library and History Center in Midland.
  • Texas Memorial Museum, The University of Texas at Austin
    - This museum is dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and social sciences with emphasis on Texas, the Southwest and Latin America.
  • Texas Military Forces Museum
    - Located at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, this museum presents the Texan as soldier from the time of Texas colonization to the present.
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
    - Located in Waco, Texas, the museum serves as the official repository of Texas Ranger memorabilia.
  • White Settlement Historical Museum
    - Photos and a brief history of White Settlement may be found here. A new attraction is a section devoted to "Old Timer's Tales."
Archives and Special Collections
Conservation and Preservation
General Texas Resources
  • Clements Center for Southwest Studies
    - Internet sites for libraries, archives and reference sites relating to the Southwestern United States, with emphasis on the "New Southwest" (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and the Borderlands), are linked from this site located at Southern Methodist University.
Historical Organizations
  • Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
    - Honors United States Veterans of the War with Mexico, 1846-1848. The site provides a general history of the Mexican War, a bibliography, and a visual tour of historic sites in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
    - This site specializes in information about the area and people of DeWitt Colony, 1700-1846. Newly added material includes the "Constitution of the Mexican United States 1824" and "Colonization Laws State of Coahuila y Texas."
  • Texas Navy Association
    - The Texas Navy Association is a commemorative organization devoted to preserving the history of the three Navies of Texas. Their website offers much information on the maritime history of the Lone Star State.
  • Texas State Historical Association
    - Information on the Center for Studies in Texas History, TSHA, and a list of sites of interest for information on Texas and Texas history are provided. This site allows online searching of The Handbook of Texas Online and will offer an index to Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Online Journals and Indexes
Texas History Web Sites
  • The Alamo
    - Information about the Alamo, past and present, including interactive maps, frequently asked questions, a list of the Defenders, and much more.
  • The Alamo: Five Hours that Changed History
    - This site is featured on Discovery Channel as complementary to the documentary premiered September 10, 1996.
  • Alamo de Parras
    - Find details of early Spanish/Mexican military life at San Antonio de Valero, later to become known as the Alamo, at this site.
  • The La Salle Projects
    - The Texas Historical Commission provides regular updates on the archaeological investigation of the wreck of La Salle's ship, La Belle, and his settlement, Ft. St. Louis as well as information about the traveling exhibit.
  • Robertson's Colony in Texas
    - This site provides a brief biography of empresario Sterling Clack Robertson and a historical overview of the colony known by his name.
  • Texas State Cemetery
    - Located in Austin, Texas, the state cemetery is where some of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried. There is a master list of burials as well as biographical information on many of those buried there.

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