Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas

Loesscher Band, Cat Spring, Texas. Goethe Institute, Houston, Texas.

In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. 


Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. Panel topics include:

  • “Star of Texas” poet and poem
  • Carl, Prince of Solms, and his settlements
  • German upheavals and Texas Revolution
  • Writers and printers in Texas
  • Social and cultural enterprises
  • Culture in San Antonio
  • Art on the Pedernales
  • Photo album of German Texans
  • Visual reminders of pioneers

Lone Star and Eagle is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content6 double-sided panels (24” x 36”)
7 support legs (68” tall)
Space Requirements100 square feet of floor space (12’ x 8’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 39” x 26” x 6” - 70 lbs.
  • 75” x 14” x 12” - 30 lbs.
Rental Fee*$250*
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.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Lone Star and Eagle 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 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

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2022-2023 Bookings

The Museum of Southern History
Houston, TX

Museum of North Texas History
Wichita Falls, TX