The Star of the Republic Museum was created by the Texas Legislature and is administered by Blinn College as a cultural and educational institution. Its purpose is to collect and preserve the material culture of the Texas Republic (1836-1846) and to interpret the history, cultures, diversity, and values of early Texans. The Museum strives to inspire interest, understanding, and appreciation of Texas heritage for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public through exhibits, tours, programs, web activities, and outreach. The Museum has over 10,000 square feet of exhibits, an 80 seat theater for showing a 20 minute video orientation to early Texas history, and is located within Washington on the Brazos State Historical Site. The location is where 59 delegates met on March 2, 1836 to sign the Declaration of Independence from Mexico, Where Texas became Texas!