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 Historic Upshur Museum.

March 3–26, 2022
Historic Upshur Museum
119 Simpson Street
Gilmer, TX 75644


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.