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Upcoming Special Exhibits at the DRT Library

February 27, 2012

Texas Independence Day and the 176th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo are right around the corner, and the DRT Library is marking these events with three special exhibits of rare and unique documents, photographs, and artifacts from its collections.

Friday, March 2, 1:00-4:30 pm:  Come learn about Sam Houston, José Francisco Ruiz, Samuel Augustus Maverick, José Antonio Navarro, and other signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Maverick’s annotated personal copy of the printed Declaration, one of two in the DRT Library’s holdings and thirteen known to still exist anywhere, will also be on display.

Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, 1:00-4:30 pm: Exhibited materials will focus on various individuals who participated in the siege and battle of the Alamo, including those who were killed and those who survived, those who are famous and those who are less well known, and those who fought in the Mexican army and those who opposed them in the Texian forces. Among the materials on display will be items related to Alamo defenders Daniel William Cloud and David Crockett and survivors Susanna and Angelina Dickinson.

Exhibits are free and open to the public. Patrons will not be able to conduct research while the exhibits are on display.

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