The Threads of Revolution

A child cuts yarn held by adult hands to decorate a paper doll restging on a table..

Lacking an official uniform, Texian soldiers’ attire ranged from buckskins and coonskin caps to ready-made clothes for wealthy planters. Meanwhile, on the other side of the battlefield, the Mexican army’s outfits were also in disarray. While the Mexican army had formal uniforms, supply shortages meant that soldiers wore whatever was available, regardless of whether it matched the rest of their unit.

Learn more about the clothes worn by the soldiers fighting in the Texas Revolution and the civilians fleeing in the Runaway Scrape and make your own Texas Revolution paper doll.

Suitable for kids aged 5 and up; younger children are welcome but will need to have an adult to help. This activity is free with purchase of an adult ticket to the San Jacinto Museum. On San Jacinto Family Day, kids are admitted for free when accompanied by a parent or grandparent.