Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

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This month in Texas history

Date: April 1, 1831

On this day, Spanish governor Santísima Trinidad de Salcedo surrendered San Antonio to forces under José Bernardo Maximiliana Gutiérrez de Lara. Gutiérrez intended to set up a republican government in Texas and use Texas as a base for operations designed to liberate Mexico from Spanish rule.

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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