We present “Annexation: Celebrating 150 Years of Texas Statehood,” a traveling exhibition based on an exhibition of original artifacts and documents created by the Texas Capitol Visitors Center and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. "Annexation" tells the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation and the consequences of that vote. Through photographs of historic documents, daguerreotypes, sketches, artifacts, and concise texts this exhibition invites audiences to become more familiar with one of the defining moments of Texas and U.S. history.
The exhibition will be available to the public from June 7 to July 17, 2022 in the exhibit gallery at the museum’s Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center located at 1402 19th Street.
Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.
Photo: Color sketch of the flag and seal for the Republic of Texas signed by Mirabeau Lamar, by Peter Krag, 1839. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, Exhibit Gallery 1402 19th Street, Huntsville, Texas 77340