The San Jacinto Museum and the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site is open regular hours beginning Saturday, July 13, 2024.

Lecture: Facing the Future: Texas as a Republic

Dr. Crimm smiles at the camera.

Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution in depth with four renowned scholars at the San Jacinto Day Lecture Series.  Lectures will take place before,  between, and after the two reenactments and admission to them is free.  Each lecture will be approximately 30 minutes long with an opportunity for a question-and-answer session following its conclusion.

Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm will discuss “Facing the Future: Texas as a Republic” and what happened after the Battle of San Jacinto and the formation of the Republic of Texas.

Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm is a native of Mexico whose father’s ancestors came to Texas from Monterrey in New Spain In 1792. They settled in the Refugio area and in 1832 became part of the Power and Hewetson Colony, receiving a land grant on what is today the Refugio-bee County line. Her mother’s Gorton family arrived in Massachusetts in 1632 and there are still Gorton descendants in the area. She holds degrees from the University of Miami, Texas Tech and the University of Texas where she studied under Dr. Nettie Lee Benson. Her award-winning book De León: A Tejano Family History explores the success of the de León family in founding Victoria, Texas. She has taught history for forty years on the both the high school and university levels and won numerous awards for her teaching including the prestigious Piper Professor Award as the “Best Teacher in Texas.” She is now retired as a Professor Emeritus from Sam Houston State University and is currently offering tours around Texas and Mexico as part of her company, Historic Tours of Texas.

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