Fort Velasco Exhibit
August 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 31, 2021
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2021
FORT VELASCO is an exclusive exhibit created by the museum staff at the Freeport Historical Museum & Visitor Center. Illustrated panels and original artifacts will guide visitors through the politics, personalities, and conflicts of 1832. The exhibit will run from June 7th to August 31st.
In 1827, General Mier y Terán conducted a boundary report of the northern Mexican territory of Texas. After several years of American & European immigration into Texas from the United States under the empresario system, Terán expressed deep concerns of losing Texas to revolution. Terán’s report inspired the Mexican government to eventually pass the Law of 1830 which created great unrest amongst Texian colonists. Mexican forts were established along the Texas Gulf Coast to enforce the law’s provisions. Thus, Fort Velasco was built at the mouth of the Brazos River in the spring of 1832. As Mexico struggled over its’ political identity as a young republic, the people of Texas aligned themselves with their ideologies and prepared for war.