Gonzales Memorial Museum
Welcome to the Gonzales Memorial Museum! We hope you will enjoy your visit into this fascinating memorial museum and learn all about Texas history. Welcome to the place where it all began!
What You Can Find
The museum, significant in and of itself, houses a large collection of objects, documents and photographs pertaining to Gonzales' role in the shaping of Texas history. It is the heart of the new and first in the state, Texas History Museum District.
The museum building is made of Texas shell stone trimmed in Cordova cream limestone.
The museum park consists of the museum, a reflecting pool leading to a granite and bronze monument,"The Immortal 32" at its entrance, and an attached amphitheater with a seating capacity of 500. The back wall of the amphitheater features a marble memorial.
Museum Board .... Answering the call for the Texas of today.
Since 1952 members of the Gonzales, Texas, Thomas Shelton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have served on the Gonzales Memorial Museum Board.
As custodians of the collections within the Gonzales Memorial Museum, the board seeks contributions and grants for the museum, and operates under the 501c3 status granted to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. (www.dar.org) In 2011, The Gonzales Chapter was awarded first place recognition by the Texas division (www.tsdar.org) of DAR for their Historic Preservation Project Contest Application: Restoration Project Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of Texas Independence. The project moved forward to the South Central US division, and placed second overall. Learn more about the project....