The Social Calendar
Texas Independence Day
February 28 @ 6:00 pm
Texas Independence Day Dinner and History-making Texas Award Ceremony at the
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Charles Butt and Leonardo “Flaco” Jimenez
The Texas Independence Day Dinner is an annual gala that commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence, which established the Republic of Texas as a nation independent from Mexico on March 2, 1836. Each year, the gala spotlights two living Texas legends with the History-Making Texan Award, which recognizes leaders throughout the state for their historic contributions to Texas and to the nation. Proceeds from the evening benefit the educational programs and special projects of the Bullock Texas State History Museum, the official history museum of the State of Texas. There is capacity attendance every year at this black-tie affair, which includes a reception followed by a seated dinner and program.