Texas Confederate Museum

The Texas Confederate Museum was a museum in Austin, Texas, in the United States. It opened in 1903, in a room on the ground floor of the Texas Capitol, and closed in 1988. It was run by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.[1] From 1919 to 1988 it was housed on the ground floor of the Old Land Office Building, while the second floor housed a separate museum for the collections of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. These museums in fact occupied the structure much longer than the Texas Land Office did. In 1990 the Old Land Office Building, after closing for renovations, reopened as the Capitol Visitors Center.[2] The Museum, unable to find a new home, closed. The paper portion of its collection was donated to the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library in Midland, Texas, the artifacts to the Texas Civil War Museum near Fort Worth.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ State Preservation Board of Texas. "History of the Capitol Visitors Center". Archived from the original on August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Retta Preston, Hilda Kelly Bell, Cynthia Loveless Harriman (2010, revised 2018). Texas Confederate Museum. Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed October 2018.
  3. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (April 24, 2018). "Trip to Texas Civil War Museum shows why Dallas should never send its Robert E. Lee statue there". Dallas News.