San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association Presents “After the Battle of San Jacinto” Exhibit

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TEXAS, May 2, 2023 - The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association (SJMBA) and the Texas Historical Commission are proud to present a new exhibit, "After the Battle of San Jacinto.” The exhibit is on view now and will remain open for one year. This special exhibit explores the impact of the Battle of San Jacinto on Texas history and the stories of the people who made their mark on the state.

The Texas Revolution began with the first shots fired at the Battle of Gonzalez on October 2, 1835. This marked the start of a series of confrontations between the Texians and Mexican forces throughout the region. On April 21, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston led the Texas Army to a decisive victory over the Mexican forces at San Jacinto in a mere 18 minutes. This triumph marked the end of the Texas Revolution and secured Texas' independence from Mexico.

The San Jacinto Battle was a monumental victory for the Texians. Not only did it end the Texas Revolution, but many of those revolutionary men remained dedicated to the new Republic through continued military service, governing the Republic, and new entrepreneurial ventures.

The "After the Battle of San Jacinto" exhibit explores three overarching themes: the immediate aftermath of the battle, governing the New Republic, and life under the Republic. Each section features different stories of people who made their mark on Texas. Visitors will learn about the challenges and opportunities faced by these individuals, and how they shaped the state of Texas.

For more information, visit our “On Exhibit” section.



After the Battle of San Jacinto is made possible in part by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, La Porte Roofing and Remodeling LLC, OxyChem, and 5S Signs LLC

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SJMBA's mission is to ensure that the historical significance of the Battle of San Jacinto is not forgotten. Through its programs and events, SJMBA strives to inspire current and future generations to remember the events that took place on April 21, 1836, and to recognize the importance of the Battle of San Jacinto in the history of Texas. 

The Texas Historical Commission’s mission is to protect and preserve the state’s historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of present and future generations.