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Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

Texas Declaration of Independence Broadside Forgery

The Texas Declaration of Independence was written and issued by the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. George C. Childress was named chairman of the committee of five to write the declaration. It is believed that Childress brought to the convention a proposed declaration that was adopted with little change by either the committee or convention....

June 2, 2022June 2, 2022
It’s Texas Time: Living on a Prayer

It’s Texas Time: Living on a Prayer

This week we spoke about the huge mission bell in the Spanish Colonial Gallery and its significance in the mission system which spanned across the Southwestern United States.  Mission bells were cast in two bronze parts – the ‘core’ inner mold and the ‘cope’ outer mold. The method of production led to each bell having...

September 10, 2021September 8, 2021