Heritage, Volume 18, Number 1, Winter 2000 Page: 12
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Commission and in conjunction with
Chris LaPlante of the Texas State Library,
the group initiated the Historic Flags of
Texas Project in 1997. The first phase of
the project was to identify the most historically
significant flags in the state collection
and raise the funds required for
their conservation. This effort culminated
in the unveiling of the nine magnificently
conserved flags. Fundraising is now
underway for the treatment of the rest of
the collection (see sidebar on page 14).
The second phase of the project will be
an unprecedented exhibition of 40 of the
most significant surviving flags from all
eras of Texas history to be presented at
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in
the fall of 2001. Gleaned from collections
throughout the country, the exhibit will
include flags from San Jacinto and the
Texas Republic, as well the most important
surviving flags of the state's Civil
War regiments, including all the existing
colors of Hood's Texas Brigade. Flags
associated with the Texas frontier, the
As the war ended Texas soldiers
went to great lengths to
ensure their remaining flags
did not fall into the hands of
victorious Union troops.
HERITAGE * 12 WINTER 2000
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