Star of the Republic Museum

2018-2019 Calendar of Events

A variety of special events and activities are planned throughout the year at the Star of the Republic Museum and Washington-on-the-Brazos. The following descriptions provide a glimpse of the many ways visitors can step back in time and experience early 19th century Texas. For additional information on these or other activities, please contact the museum at 936-878-2461. Check back ofen as more events will be added to the calendar as information becomes available!

 

"So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas," exhibit opening, March 3, 2018

The Star of the Republic Museum presents, “So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas,” beginning March 3, 2018. This exhibit explores how, without maps, we would not be able to envision the shape of Texas, something which has now become so distinct. Using maps from the Museum's collection, the story of how early explorers created, what features these individuals thought it was important to show, and how that changed over time. The exhibit features a 1561 map by Girolamo Ruscelli and John Senex's 1721 map, as well as others.

Texas Independence Day Celebration, March 3-4, 2018

For the schedule of events, click here.

Hands-on History, Saturdays

On the third Saturday of the month through May and then every Saturday from June-August, the museum will offer a hands-on craft activity for children, free of charge. The craft will be available throughout the day, as long as supplies last.

February 17:   Embroidery
March 17:   Quill Writing or Stencils
April 21:   Wildflower Ornaments
May 19:   Paper Flowers
June 2:   Rope Making
June 9:   Tin Punching
June 16:   Knot Tying
July 7:   Basket Weaving
July 14:   Corn Husk Dolls
July 21:   Buzz Saws
August 4:   Quilts
August 11:   Bracelets
August 18:   Weaving