Exhibitions

Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence
 

By Donald Yena

On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house in the tiny hamlet of Washington, Texas. They and fifteen other men who later joined them, representing all the municipalities in the Mexican province of Texas, declared the province to be a free and independent republic.

Exhibition

Through twenty panels of photographic images and captions, Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence presents an expanded look at these fifty-nine extraordinary men who brought modern Texas into being. Panel topics include:

  • Anglo Texas
  • War: ready or not
  • Washington, Texas
  • Delegates to the convention
  • The Declaration committee
  • The unanimous declaration
  • Deconstructing the Declaration
  • Politics under pressure
  • Constitution and adjournment
  • What became of the delegates

Signers is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Freestanding 
LanguageEnglish
Content10 double-sided panels ( 28” x 38”)
11 support legs
Space Requirements200 square feet of floor space ( 20’ x 10’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 3 plastic cases:
  • 44" x 32" x 11" - 85 lbs.
  • 44" x 32" x 11" - 85 lbs.
  • 82" x 8" x 8" - 53 lbs.
Rental Fee*$400*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided for this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 10 full-color posters

Publicity Materials

Press release

Signers press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2015 Bookings to Date
 

Benbrook Public Library
02/20/2015–03/16/2015

History Center for Aransas County
03/27/2015–05/23/2015

On Display

Independence Hall, 1893.