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Aerial view of San Jacinto monument with text: Past, Present, & Future of San Jacinto

The Past, Present, and Future of San Jacinto

The significance and shape of the land now known as San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site has evolved over time. Prior to the battle that ended the Texas Revolution, this place was a frontier cattle ranch; in the aftermath, it was a bloody wreck. Between 1899 and the 1930s, the state acquired parcels of land for a historical park. In this...

THC's Historic Sites | Texas Revolution, Texas Independence, San Jacinto


By Cait Johnson, Lead Educator, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Crockett, Bowie, Travis—they’re all iconic standalone names that define heroism during the Texas Revolution. But what about Mann, Castrillón, and Almonte? All three participated in the story of Texas’ independence but didn’t make headlines or many Texas history textbooks. Each of them offered a slice...

The Medallion | Texas Revolution, military history

San Felipe event


By Heather McBride, THC Senior Communications Specialist

On a foggy fall day last October, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission (THC) property, held a ceremonial groundbreaking and capital campaign kick-off by announcing plans for a new museum and visitor amenities at the site.

More than 200 supporters and friends heard State...

The Medallion | Texas Revolution, Texas Independence, Stephen F. Austin, heritage travel