TexasEscapes.comTexas Escapes Online Magazine: Travel and History
Columns: History, Humor, Topical and Opinion
Over 2500 Texas Towns & Ghost Towns
NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : ARCHITECTURE : : IMAGES : : SITE MAP : : SEARCH SITE
HOME
SEARCH SITE
ARCHIVES
RESERVATIONS
Texas Hotels
Hotels
Cars
Air
Cruises
Huntsville Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in
Huntsville, Texas
Book Here & Save
 
Texas | Architecture | Museums

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex

1836 Sam Houston Avenue
Huntsville, Texas

by Sarah Reveley
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
"The Sam Houston Memorial Park and Museum, just off U.S. 75 (Sam Houston Avenue). Here in a 15-acre setting are Sam Houston's home, "Woodland," the steamboat house where he died in 1863, his law office, a pioneer kitchen, a blacksmith shop and other buildings. The museum itself houses one of the most extensive collection of Sam Sam Houston in Texas." - From "East Texas Sunday Drives: Huntsville" by Bob Bowman
Steamboat House
Steamboat House,
where Sam Houston died in 1863, was restored and moved it here 1936.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Woodland, Home of Sam Houston
Woodland, Home of Sam Houston on the museum grounds
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Statue Mask
Sam Houston Statue Mask
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010

Huntsville Sam Houston Memorial Museum

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is a part of the Sam Houston Shrine complex, and was designed as a permanent monument to the memory of Sam Houston and as a repository for valuable relics connected with his life. Sam Houston gained a reputation for his colorful costumes, and enjoyed wearing Cherokee attire on visits to Washington. On display is his leopard skin vest. When asked why he chose a leopard, Houston would respond that it was because a leopard never changes its spots.

The Sam Houston Shrine comprises some fifteen acres of Sam Houston's homestead, together with several historic buildings associated with his life. In addition, the Commission allocated funds to purchase land adjacent to the old cemetery where Sam Houston is buried, and to repair the "Steamboat House" and remove it to the Sam Houston Shrine.

The Houston Shrine is a part of the campus of Sam Houston State University, and is operated by the University. It is located at the corner of Sam Houston Avenue and 19th Street in Huntsville. http://www.shsu.edu/~smm_www/

© Sarah Reveley

Book Your Hotel Here & Save
Huntsville Hotels

Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum 1936 Plaque
Sam Houston Memorial Museum 1936 Plaque
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
See Texas Centennial
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum Inscription
"President Houston's Message to the Congress of the Republic of Texas December 20, 1841"
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum Inscription
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Inscription
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum pond
Pond on the museum grounds
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville Tx - Sam Houston Memorial Museum sign
Museum hours
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
Huntsville TX Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston Memorial Museum night view
Photo courtesy Tony Cannata
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Huntsville TX  old photo
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas, 1938. Courtesy Sarah Reveley
Sarah Reveley
Author's Note: As you continue along the Centennial trail, it is pretty obvious that my best descriptions are the ones of the museums I have seen myself. So, if you have been to any of these, please tell us about it! Please email Sarah Reveley. - Sarah Reveley
More Texas Centennial | Texas Museums | Huntsville, Texas

Book Your Hotel Here & Save:
Huntsville Hotels
More Hotels
Huntsville Hotels
Find Hotel Deals in
Huntsville, Texas
Book Today and Save
 
TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | TEXAS HOTELS
TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | MAPS

Texas Attractions
TEXAS FEATURES
People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
Vintage Photos

TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | HOTELS | USA | MEXICO

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Recommend Us | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
Website Content Copyright 1998-2010. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved
This page last modified: January 12, 2011