Yes, theres a little something about the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto in Texas! The Exhibition, but neither of those storied events takes center stage. Guest curator J. P. Bryan says, The whole purpose of the exhibit is to show the incredible history that we all share in Texas. Theres much more to Texas history than the Alamo and [the Battle of] San Jacinto. To me, those are just two interesting components in a very rich and varied history.
Currently on view at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Texas! marks the 175th anniversary of Texas independence and includes historic relics such as James Bowies famous knife, which was found at the Alamo, Davy Crocketts pistol, artifacts from the 1685 shipwreck of the La Belle, part of La Salles fleet, and the Come and Take It cannon, used in the war for independence from Mexico.
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