Sam Houston State University

Exhibit- "Sam Houston: Texas Icon"

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum & Republic of Texas Presidential Library presents Sam Houston: Texas Icon, an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is made possible in part by funding from the Summerlee Foundation and a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Sam Houston remains a larger-than-life figure in Texas and American history with a career that spanned the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, annexation and early statehood, and the state’s secession from the Union in 1861. Sam Houston: Texas Icon traces the life and career of Houston from his boyhood in Virginia and Tennessee through his retirement and eventual passing in Huntsville, Texas.


The exhibition will be available to the public from May 16 - August 25, 2024 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. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at

Sunday, May 19 at 12:00pm to 4:30pm

More dates through August 25, 2024

Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center, Exhibit Gallery 1402 19th Street, Huntsville, Texas 77340

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Arts, Entertainment & Performances, Exhibition, Exhibit, Open to the Public







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