William B. Travis Letter Returns to the Alamo From February 23 - March 24, 2024

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PRESS RELEASE — Feb 22, 2024

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham M.D. encouraged Texans to view the original Travis Letter written by William B. Travis at the Alamo. He addressed his letter “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World" and passionately pleaded for aid for the Alamo garrison.

This incredible piece of Texan and American history will be displayed at the Alamo Exhibit at the Ralston Family Collections Center from February 23 through March 24, 2024. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has loaned the Travis Letter to the Alamo.

"I’m thrilled to announce the return of the historic letter by William B. Travis to the Alamo. This marks only its second display since the original battle in 1836. It’s an honor to play such a significant part in sharing this iconic piece of history with the world," said Commissioner Buckingham. "This unique exhibit will allow Texans and people from across the nation to experience an iconic part of Texas and American history. For over 180 years, the Travis Letter has helped tell the story of the Alamo defenders who courageously faced insurmountable odds in the name of freedom."

Don't miss your chance to experience this historic letter that traveled with the Texas Department of Public Safety from Austin to the Alamo, where William B. Travis courageously proclaimed "Victory or Death" for himself and the other Alamo defenders.

William B. Travis Letter February 24, 1836 Page 1

William B. Travis Letter (February 24, 1836)


William B. Travis Letter February 24, 1836 Page 2

William B. Travis Letter (February 24, 1836)

Learn more about this exhibit and how to enjoy daily free admission and expedited entry by visiting TheAlamo.org.


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