Daughters of the Republic of Texas - Historical Marker
On November 6, 1891, the Daughters of the Texas Republic began as a splinter group of the Texas Veterans Association. The organization was called the Daughters of the Lone Star Republic and Mrs. Anson Jones was elected president. Preserving the history concerning Texas Revolutionary heroes, instilling Texas patriotism in schoolchildren, preserving historic sites, and organizing statewide celebration of holidays—such as Texas Independence Day (March 2) and San Jacinto Day (April 21)—were among the goals of the organization. The name was changed to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at the first annual meeting of the organization, which was held in Lampasas on April 21, 1892. The first two chapters of the organization, one in Galveston and one in Houston, were formed that same year.
Backstory and Context
"Daughters of the Republic of Texas." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed November 9, 2015. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=62378.
"Overview of Collection." Daughters of the Republic of Texas. August 20, 2009. http://www.drtl.org/AboutTheLibrary/OverviewCollection.asp.