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On the Run: Currency, Credit and Capitals of the Republic of Texas
February 1 - June 22, 2014

This exhibit details the fascinating financial history of when Texas was its own independent nation.  The display, curated by James P. Bevill, author of The Paper Republic, includes more than 80 money-related documents, the majority of them from private collectors, which are rarely shown to the public.  View the very first payment issued by Texas, examples of nearly all of the unique bills of the Republic, Sam Houston's presidential paycheck and many more.  You can even design your very own Texas currency and share it with your friends. 

Republic of Texas $5 "Redback" bill, one of the artifacts featured in On the Run
Courtesy of The Paper Republic by James P. Bevill.




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