The annexation of Texas as the twenty-eighth member of the United States of America had a profound impact on world events and the course of democracy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exhibition narrates the story of Texas as a Mexican colony and Republic, its campaign to join the United States, the vote for annexation, and the consequences of that vote. Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood invites audiences to become more familiar with one of the defining moments of Texas and U.S. history.
Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood features photographs of historic documents, daguerreotypes, sketches, artifacts, and concise texts. Panel topics include:
Annexation is a traveling exhibition based on an exhibition of original artifacts and documents created by the Texas Capitol Visitors Center and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood is available in two formats:
|Content||24 single-sided panels (30" x 42")|
|Space Requirements||60 linear feet of wall space|
|Shipping weight and dimensions||Travels in 4 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||6 weeks|
|Content||6 double-sided panels (26" x 38")|
7 Support legs (72" tall)
|Space Requirements||96 square feet of floor space (8' x 12')|
|Shipping weight and dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 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.
A specified number of brochures and posters are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:
Annexation press release.
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.
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 from our logo page.
Call 512.440.1991 or email
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