Texas SAR Archives Currently On Display At UNT


“Our Forefathers and Their Sons:  The American Revolution and the Sons Groups Who Followed” is the featured exhibition currently on display in the Rare Book Room #437 in the Willis Library on the University of North Texas Campus.  Members of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, their families, and the general public are invited to visit this extraordinary collection of memorabilia and historical documents between now and the middle of December.

Materials from the Rare Book Room collections related to the American Revolution and the founding fathers, as well as examples from the “Sons of the Revolution,” the “National Sons of the American Revolution,” and the “Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution” are on display.

Since viewing the exhibition “Our Forefathers and Their Sons…”, Texas SAR President Bill Marrs urges everyone that can to attend the exhibition before it ends in December.  The collections in the Rare Book Room are exhibited on a rotating basis (with the exception of the Miniature Book Collection and the Texas SAR exhibits in our small display case).  It could be several years before an exhibition of this magnitude features artifacts from the Texas SAR Archives.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

The Texas Society Archives have been a part of the collections at the University of North Texas in Denton since 2003.  Many of the Texas SAR Archives important historical artifacts such as a “Constitution Day Proclamation” signed by Governor George W. Bush (43rd U.S. President), an early Texas SAR Membership Application book, several yearbooks, and newsletters are displayed.  Attend the exhibition soon.  It is important that we support and use our archives.

For more information on the exhibition contact Dr. Jennifer Sheehan, Curator (940) 565-2768; email: Jennifer.Sheehan@unt.edu.