Sam Houston: Texas Icon

The Surrender of Santa Anna, William Henry Huddle. Courtesy Texas State Preservation Board.

Commanding general of the Texas Revolution, first elected president of the Republic of Texas, architect of annexation, United States senator, and governor of Texas on the eve of the Civil War.


Sam Houston remains a larger-than-life figure in Texas and American history with a career that spanned the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, annexation and early statehood, and the state's secession from the Union in 1861. Sam Houston: Texas Icon traces the life and career of Houston from his boyhood in Virginia and Tennessee through his retirement and eventual passing in Huntsville, Texas. Panel topics include:

  • Prelude to War
  • President Again
  • American Indian Relations
  • A Nation Divided
  • Texas Politics

Sam Houston: Texas Icon features sixteen panels with engaging text and dynamic works of art, photographs, and historical documents.

Exhibition Format


Content8 double-sided panels

Space Requirements18 linear feet of floor space
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in one plastic case:
  • 19” x 54” x 41” - 215 lbs.
Rental Fee*$750*
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.

Press Release

Sam Houston: Texas Icon 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.

Humanities Texas logos

Logo files are also available for download from the logo page.

Book Now or Receive a Quote

To book an exhibition or receive a quote, please complete the online rental form.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email

2024-2025 Bookings

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Huntsville, TX
05/16/2024 - 08/29/2024

Vanishing Texana Museum
Jacksonville, TX
09/13/2024 - 10/25/2024

Jasper County Historical Museum
Jasper, TX
11/07/2024 - 12/05/2024

Falls on the Colorado Museum
Marble Falls, TX
02/24/2025 - 03/22/2025

Eastland County Museum
Eastland, TX
04/01/2025 - 04/29/2025

On Display