Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood

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 Humanities Texas traveling 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. For more information, please contact the Greg County Historical Museum.

May 7–June 15, 2019
Gregg County Historical Museum
214 North Fredonia Street
Longview, TX 75601


Map of event location
Color sketch of the flag and seal for the Republic of Texas signed by Mirabeau Lamar, by Peter Krag, 1839. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.