History Under the Star – The First Texas Revolution: Tejanos and the Mexican War of Independence

Sep 24 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

San Jacinto Museum


Arieal view of the San Jacinto Monument. Text reads: History Under the Star Lecture Series The First Texas Revolution: Tejanos and the Mexican War of Independence with Dr. Jesús "Frank" de la Teja

The Texas Revolution of 1835-1836 was not the first time the people of Texas had revolted. Twenty-three years earlier, the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition ended in the Battle of Medina near San Antonio. This battle, the bloodiest in Texas’s history, and the brutal punishment of its participants had a lasting effect on the people who lived through it. This experience fundamentally shaped Tejanos during the Mexican period and sheds lights on their behavior when Revolution broke out again in October of 1835.

Join us on Saturday, September 24, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for our History Under the Star lecture series, “The First Texas Revolution: Tejanos and the Mexican War of Independence” with Dr. Jesús "Frank" de la Teja. Dr. De la Teja has served as the Texas State Historian, president of the Texas State Historical Association, book review editor of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University-San Marcos. He has written extensively on Spanish, Mexican, and Republic-era Texas.

Date: Saturday, September 24

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | talk 5:00 – 6:00, Q&A 6:00 – 6:30, reception 6:30 – 7:00

Location: San Jacinto Museum

Cost: $5 per person/$3 per museum member; students are free. Buy your tickets online.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is supported by a generous donation from H-E-B. Any views, findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, email san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov or call 281-479-2431.