Star of the Republic Museum

Museum Exhibit or ProgramThe Museum is a two-story contemporary building, the first level of which is in the shape of a five-pointed Texas star, and is faced with native limestone. The pentagon-shaped second level is reached by a gradual rising circular ramp from the first level, and is also accessible via elevator. A large observation deck off the second floor provides views of the surrounding Park. Through 10,000 square feet of new exhibits, audio-visual presentations, and educational programs, the Museum presents the experiences of ordinary Texans and extraordinary events. The exhibits emphasize social and cultural history, as well as military and political events. Primary memoir accounts are used as much as possible to let the people of the Republic tell their story "in their own words." Exhibits are designed to interpret interesting and significant artifacts with photographs, graphics, contextual material, and text labels. The interpretation of the artifacts also includes the social context of the objects, illustrating the people and values from which they were produced. In addition, seasonal exhibitions, special events, and interpretive demonstrations illustrating early 19th century life are regularly scheduled. The Showers Brown Discovery Center incorporates hands-on educational activities to help visitors make a personal connection with the past. Interactive exhibits and displays in this area change frequently to encourage multiple visits.  
Start Date/Time:2010-10-01 00:01:00
End Date/Time:2015-10-01 23:59:00
Source:Star of the Republic Museum
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.3(A), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E), 7.3(B), 7.3(C)
Topics:Mexican Texas, Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Antebellum Texas

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