The Sons of the Republic of Texas, Inc. (“SRT”) consists of members who are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United States as the 28th state. The SRT traces its origins back to April, 1893, and the Texas Veterans Association, which was comprised of members that actually lived in the Republic of Texas. It was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1934.
The purpose of the SRT shall be to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas, set the young Republic upon its high course among the nations of the world, and finally secured its admission as a state of the United States of America.
The SRT shall organize and promote public recognition of dates and places of historical significance to the Republic of Texas with monuments and other appropriate signage or events.
Work independently or in cooperation with state agencies and with other patriotic organizations in activities designed to obtain proper recognition, preservation and/or marking of places of historical significance.
Advocate the study of Texas history in schools through its annual Texas History Essay Contest for scholarship awards, to high school seniors, totaling $6000
Sponsor the annual $2500 Summerfield G. Roberts Award in literature based on history of people and events in the Republic of Texas.
Administer the annual Presidio La Bahia Award of $2000 for research or other work in connection with Texas’ Spanish Colonial period
Maintain the Spanish-Texas Microfilm Center and the O’Connor Collection of historical materials.