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Historical Marker: Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution2020-01-25T09:50:53-06:00

Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Historical Marker

2302 Church Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the original location of the Tremont Hotel where the states first chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution began.  The marker was erected in 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission.

Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution Historical Marker

Inscribed

“In 1889, during the Centennial of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States, a group of Revolutionary War soldiers’ descendants gathered in New York to form a society to promote awareness of the Revolutionary War period. Named the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the organization inspired the formation of a state society in Texas in 1896.”

“Meeting at the Tremont hotel, which formerly stood at this site, a group of Texans organized the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution on December 8, 1896, electing as president former speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Ira Hobart Evans (1844-1922).”

“The Texas society was admitted into the national society in 1897, and the founding group became the state’s first chapter, Galveston No. 1. Since the late 1920s, over thirty chapters have been established across the state.”

“Texas society chapters have been active in promoting awareness of the Revolutionary War period through the pursuit of patriotic, educational, and historical objectives.”


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