Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and new museum share the stories of early settlers in this region. Today, visitors can walk in the footsteps of these early pioneers at what was the social, economic, and political center of American immigration to Texas before independence. San Felipe de Austin didn't survive the war for Texas independence -- it was burned by its own residents as they evacuated during the Runaway Scrape of 1836.
Join the staff and volunteers from San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site at Stephen F. Austin State Park as we chat about history, hands-on activities, archeology, and more! Second Saturdays with Steve are held in the amphitheater at Stephen F...
From the Blog
By Kalyse Houston, 2022 Preservation Scholar
Walking into a museum is a transformative experience. Depending on which museum you enter, you may be transported to a different decade, century, state or even a completely different country. Each room is a different world and each turn is a different experience. The closest thing we have in this modern world to time travel are our museums....
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
To this day, the Republic of Texas captures the imagination of people across the globe. On March 2, 1836, the founders set in motion a series of events which created an identity that transcended politics and still lasts with us.
Some of the Republic’s most legendary locations—San Jacinto Battleground, Washington-on-the-...
During the frenetic last months of the Texas Revolution, when the situation seemed most perilous, anxieties among Texians reached a fever pitch and heated rhetoric proliferated. The pressure mounted for Texas men to act “manly,” which necessitated they meet the enemy on the battlefield (and not desert or retreat from the fight).
The turmoil of the Runaway Scrape affected gender...
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