In 1999, the museum began a complete renovation of the museum’s galleries. For three years the museum underwent a major transformation in which the building itself and the exhibits on display were remodeled.
The first floor exhibits opened in 2000 and the second floor opened in 2002.
In addition to these new permanent exhibits, every year at Texas Independence Day a temporary exhibit is installed.
These exhibits are designed and produced by the museum staff and continue to draw visitor appreciation and achieve the highest level of visual and educational value.
In 2006, the museum also began a large grant-funded collections project. Over the course of two years, all of the 7,000 objects at the museum were photographed, scanned and stored digitally. About half of these are available for viewing online at the Portal to Texas History.
The latest project the Star of the Republic Museum has undertaken is Texas Independence, a web project that is being completed in conjunction with Washington on the Brazos State Historical Park.