Our Annual Fundraising Events
Every year, Texans, history buffs, concerned citizens, runners and, well, just about anyone are invited to show their support for the San Jacinto Museum of History by participating in one of several entertaining fundraising events.
San Jacinto Texas Independence 10K Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk & 1K Run for Kids
Where else can runners and walkers enjoy having a member of the Texas militia in historic garb, firing off a musket to start the race? Held every year in March, participants traverse the historic battleground where Texas won its independence from Mexico, pass by the imposing Battleship Texas, and experience the natural wonder of the park at a time that few -– save the wildlife — have. After the race, all participants are given the opportunity to ride the elevator up to the observation floor and enjoy the refreshments and music furnished by our wonderful supporters. Music, food and a good time are had by all at this fun-for-all-ages event.
San Jacinto Dinner
This annual dinner held in April right around the time of our celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto is our most successful fundraising event and regularly raises over $200,000 towards operations and educational programming at San Jacinto. Held at the Houston Country Club and attended by a wide variety of local and regional notables, this event, which is in honor of the person or persons who have made significant contributions to the museum, features great food as well as a Texas-focused author. This distinguished writer shares wisdom and witticisms from their most recent work and helps us ensure that the story of our past never fades into the sunset — and that the Lone Star continues to shine brighter than ever.
A Special Evening with Texas History
Each year in November, the San Jacinto Museum of History Association selects one person or group to receive the highest honor given by the San Jacinto Museum of History — The San Jacinto Star Award.
Those who have received this award in the past include a United States President, United States Senators and historians who have demonstrated an acute awareness and respect for the heritage and history of Texas and Texans. In other words, persons who, by their own actions and deeds, represent what being a Texan is all about. Attended by San Jacinto Descendants, Historians, Educators, Texas State Representatives and State Senators, United Sates Representatives, County Officials, local Mayors, regional Civic Leaders, Business Representatives, Corporate Industry Leaders and San Jacinto Museum Board Members, it is an evening of fine dining, entertainment and conversation that raises significant funds for our educational programs at the museum.