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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. A Vision for the 21 st Century . Project Chair: Nancy Shurtleff Team: Cynthia Anderson John Ellen Becker Betty Bird Patricia Horridge Gayla Lawson Address/Phone: 510 E. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78752 512-339-1997 September 2009.

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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

A Vision for the 21st Century

Project Chair: Nancy Shurtleff

Team: Cynthia Anderson

John Ellen Becker

Betty Bird

Patricia Horridge

Gayla Lawson

Address/Phone:

510 E. Anderson Lane

Austin, TX 78752

512-339-1997

September 2009

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The Daughters of the Republic of TexasAssociation Description

  • Members are direct lineal descendants of a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to February 1846
  • Organized in 1891; Chartered in 1895
  • 7,000 members in 106 chapters governed

by an elected Board of Management

  • Headquarters at 510 E. Anderson Lane,Austin.Web page: www.drt-inc.org
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French Ambassador to USA visits FLM

Museum docent shares Texas history

with school children

Wedding on steps of

French Legation House

Afternoon High Tea served at the

Republic of Texas Museum

the daughters of the republic of texas financial activities
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Financial Activities
  • Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 74-1193444)
  • Attorney: Richard J. Karam, The Law Offices of Bruce J. Mery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Bank: Frost National Bank
  • Accounting Firm: Tsakopulos Brown Schott & Anchors, CPAs, San Antonio, Texas
  • Investment Firm: Edward Jones
  • Donations: Pay to The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, for “The Vision.” Mail to DRT Headquarters.
the daughters of the republic of texas mission functions
The Daughters of the Republic of TexasMission/Functions
  • Encourage historical research into early Texas records, preserve documents, and encourage publication of records
  • Perpetuate the memory and spirit of those who achieved and maintained independence of Texas
  • Secure and memorialize historic sites
  • Serve as custodians for Historic Museums Republic of Texas Museum

French Legation Museum

Alamo

republic of texas history complex where texas history happened
Republic of Texas History ComplexWhere Texas History Happened
  • Complex will unite Republic of Texas History Center (RTHC) with French Legation Museum
  • RTHC will include DRT Headquarters, Republic of Texas Museum, Republic of Texas Family Research Center, visitor center, gift shop, theater, and meeting and conference accommodations
  • Naming opportunities in RTHC are available for donations at levels of $50,000 and larger
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The University of Texas

Bullock Museum

General Land

Office

Capitol

State Library

And Archives

Governor’s

Mansion

Symphony

Square

Texas Music

Museum

Proposed

Republic of Texas

History Complex

French

Legation

Museum

Texas State

Cemetery

Susanna

Dickinson

Museum

Convention Center

background to collections drt collections in separate locations
Background to CollectionsDRT Collections in Separate Locations
  • The Republic of Texas Museum,* created in 1894, has collections of documents, artifacts, dioramas, statues, and early Texas items
  • The DRT Association collection represents 100+ years of memorabilia
  • The French Legation Museum, the oldest wooden structure in Austin, holds collections from the 1840s through the Robertson family era (1940s)

* Includes Children’s Interactive Museum (CIM). In RTHComplex, CIM will be re-located to Carriage House, FLM.

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Republic of Texas Museum

Corner of I-35 and 183

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The Capitol View

Corridor #4 from

the French Legation front porch is protected by law

republic of texas history complex strategic plan
Republic of Texas History ComplexStrategic Plan

Phase 1 Develop Media Campaign

Phase 2 Construct Republic of Texas History Center

  • Acquire Property, Build & Furnish

810 ½ San Marcos St., 78702

  • Re-program Exhibits & Artifacts
  • Create Republic of Texas Family Research Center

Phase 3 Acquire 903 East 8th St., 78702

Phase 4 Establish Endowment Fund

Phase 5 Acquire French Legation Museum

funding requirements 9 500 000
Funding Requirements$9,500,000

Phase 1 Media Campaign $ 100,000

Phase 2 Republic of Texas History Center $7,400,000

  • Property (810 ½ San Marcos St.)
  • Build 1& Furnish Center
  • Exhibits & Artifacts
  • Republic of Texas Family Research Center

Phase 3 Property (903 East 8th St.) $1,000,000

Phase 4 Endowment Fund $1,000,000

Phase 5 French Legation MuseumState Gift

1 16,000 ft2 @ $250 ft2

republic of texas history complex funding sources
Republic of Texas History ComplexFunding Sources

Public $950,000

DRT Members & Bldg. $2,375,000

10%

Business $950,000

25%

10%

5%

Foundations $475,000

Private Donors $4,750,000

50%

$9,500,000

phase 1 media campaign elevate presence and interest in republic of texas era
Phase 1. Media CampaignElevate Presence and Interest in Republic of Texas Era
  • Expand visibility of the Republic of Texas HistoryComplex with partnerships
  • Develop a marketing strategy with partners that

emphasize DRT collections and programs

  • Co-create a walking/driving tour of Austin’s

historical sites in downtown and the East side

Estimated Cost - $100,000

phase 2 republic of texas history center
Phase 2.Republic of Texas History Center
  • Acquire 810 ½ San Marcos Street lot ($1,000,000)
  • Design, build, and furnish Republic of Texas History Center ($5,800,000)
  • Re-program exhibits and artifacts to reflect the Republic period ($500,000)
  • Create a Republic of Texas Family Research Center ($100,000)

Estimated Cost - $7,400,000

republic of texas history complex gateway to where texas history happened
Republic of Texas History ComplexGateway to Where Texas History Happened
  • Phase 3.

Acquire and develop 903 East 8th St. ($1,000,000)

  • Phase 4.

Establish Endowment Fund ($1,000,000)

  • Phase 5.

Acquire French Legation Museum from State of Texas (Gift/Donation to DRT)