The museum is closed for extended renovation and scheduled to re-open in Spring 2025.
The Star of the Republic Museum was created by the Texas Legislature and is administered by the Texas Historical Commission as a cultural and educational institution. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the material culture of the Texas Republic (1836-1846) and to interpret the history, cultures, diversity, and values of early Texans. The museum, part of the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site complex, is currently closed for extensive renovations until Spring 2025.
In 1965, Gus Mutscher, a state representative from Washington County, introduced a bill appropriating $800,000 for a “Worthy Museum, at the Birthplace of Texas that would be a Star upon a Star.”