Bound for Texas!
The Lone Star Story
from the Age of Exploration
to the Civil War
ATTENTION TEXAS HISTORY TEACHERS!
Download a free Bound for Texas booklet. (19 pages). (Requires use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view, download, and/or print.)
To understand Texas is to understand its history. "Bound for Texas" traces the development of the "Land of Tejas" from the Age of Exploration to the end of the Civil War.
Texas has long been a cultural and economic crossroads, a land of opportunity with roots deeply anchored in its history. Many have been drawn by its legends and promise.
More than 300 years ago the first European explorers entered the region. Colonists from Mexico, Europe and the United States soon followed. In 1821, Mexico won its independence from Spain, and the province of Texas became part of the United States of Mexico. Texas made a dramatic break from Mexico in 1836 and joined the United States in 1846 after a decade of independence. Except for briefly joining the Confederacy during the Civil War, Texas has been a state in the Union for over 150 years.
Enjoy your visit to "Bound for Texas." We hope it stimulates you to further explore the rich history of this great state.
"Bound for Texas" has been designed to complement the state-mandated social studies essential elements and TAAS objectives.
This exhibit has been made possible by a grant from the Hillcrest Foundation/