The newest public exhibit at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Governors and Their Times, 1846-1946, opens to the public on Monday, September 19.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Explore how seven governors responded to the issues of their eras through a selection of proclamations, correspondence, photographs, legislation, postcards and more. As Texas transitioned from an independent republic to the 28th state in the Union, these governors oversaw the growth and development of what would become the second most populous state in the country.
TSLAC regularly exhibits treasures from its collections in the lobby of the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building. We encourage you to visit to see these pieces of history with your own eyes. Of course we understand that not everyone is able to stop by 1201 Brazos Street in Austin, so we’ve digitized most of what we display for you to view here online. Please feel free to browse our current and previous exhibits linked to from this page.