The Star of the Republic Museum will be hosting a new exhibit: “So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas”.

The exhibit will open Saturday, March 3rd, with 20 maps spanning three centuries from the most famous cartographers in the world.

The museum is located at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site at 23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880.

Maps in the exhibit will focus on the ever-changing shape of Texas from the early 1500s through the late 1800s, encompassing the years before it was the Republic of Texas through the Civil War.

Within that time, Texas claimed parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.   It was five years after Texas joined the US that it accepted the boundaries it has today as part of the Compromise of 1850.

The map exhibit—that’s opening coincides with the “Texas Independence Day Celebration” March 3rd and 4th—will continue until February of 2019.  Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Tickets for the museum (and all its exhibits including the new map exhibit) are $5 for adults: $3 for children 7 or older; $15 for families of 2 adults and up to 5 children; and children age 6 and under are free.  The museum also offers adult group rates available Monday-Friday for groups of 20 or more adults; call the museum to arrange in advance.  For more information, contact museum staff at (936) 878-2461 or

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