802 San Marcos Street
Austin, TX 78702
Parking lot located at 900 East 9th Street
One of the oldest houses in Austin, the French Legation opened in 1841 as a home and diplomatic outpost for the French chargé d’affaires to the Republic of Texas, Alphonse Dubois, after France recognized the Republic of Texas as a sovereign nation. The site tells the story of Texas’ settlement and the growth of one of the capital city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Pre-party event for Screening of the Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.
Join us on Friday, October 6, for a special showing of archival materials from the Américo Paredes Papers. A renowned writer and folklorist, Paredes was the author of With...
Afterparty event for the Archival Showing at Benson Latin American Collection!
The man. The legend. The 1982 Chicano cinema classic starring Edward James Olmos.
This Hispanic Heritage Month join us for a special 40th anniversary...
Join us in watching this historic event at our historic site - paid admission includes solar viewing glasses. According to Nasa "on Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. This eclipse will be visible...
From the Blog
After Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836, the Republic of Texas found itself in dire straits. The Republic was heavily in debt from the revolution and its newly won freedom remained precarious. The Mexican congress refused to recognize Texas independence as outlined in the Treaties of Velasco, signed by the imprisoned President Antonio López de Santa Anna. The threat of reconquest...
Step back in time and experience the period of the Texas Republic in person or virtually at one of these Texas Historical Commission state historic sites.San Felipe de Austin
Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and its museum share the stories of early...
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
In 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law officially transferring the French Legation in East Austin to the Texas Historical Commission. Since then, the agency has been meticulously preparing and executing plans to reopen the site to the public.
The THC’s Historic Sites Division has been overseeing a wide range of activity, from...
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