Presentation on theme: "The Texas State Cemetery. Background The Texas State Cemetery is located in Austin, Texas, approximately 1 mile east of the capitol. Originally established."— Presentation transcript:
Background The Texas State Cemetery is located in Austin, Texas, approximately 1 mile east of the capitol. Originally established as the burial place for soldiers and founders of the Republic of Texas, today it represents all aspects of Texas history and culture. While many prominent Texans are buried here, many others are memorialized with cenotaphs.
Visiting The cemetery is open to the public from 8-5 daily, and the visitors center and gallery are open Monday – Friday. Guided tours are available for groups of 10+. The guides are excellent and cater to students interests in selecting which sites to view. While a significant amount can be seen in one hour, it is easy to spend 2-3 hours here and not see everything.
Eligibility for Burial Members of the state legislature State officials nominated by the governor, confirmed by the Senate, and served 12+ years in the appointment Elective state officials A person specified by a governors proclamation A person specified by a resolution of the legislature Significant contribution to the history or culture of Texas
Curriculum Connections Texas History Government Civics Black History Month Civil War Literature Veterans Day
Added Information (featured on the back of many tombstones)
Sources Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau Historic Landmark Commission (n.d.). Historic walking tours: Texas State Cemetery [Brochure]. Holley, J. (2006, September 14). Former Texas Governor Ann Richards dies, The Washington Post. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2006/09/14/AR20060914005 91.html http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2006/09/14/AR20060914005 91.html Texas State Cemetery Committee (n.d.). Texas State Cemetery [Brochure.