Battle of San Jacinto Symposium

The annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the premier academic event for The San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy.  The objective of the Symposium is to provide a forum for promoting public awareness and scholarship relating to the Mexican colonial era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845).  These pivotal years, the "creation story of modern Texas," mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States. 



2017  The Battle of San Jacinto Symposium 2017

  Come to this hallowed battleground for a symposium on San Jacinto, the victory that gave us Texas!   "The battle at the Alamo is sacred, but victory at San Jacinto gave us Texas," says James E. Crisp, PhD, who returns for his 15th stint as symposium moderator.  "It is not often you can hear historians discuss one of the most important battles in history - then tour the actual battle site on the same day."  Crisp is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and Professor of History at North Carolina State University.

In the morning, hear scholars discuss the ordinary Texan and Mexican soldiers and their arms and battle tactics.  After lunch, tour the battleground (tours optional).  Teachers earn six CPE credits for the full day.


The 17th annual San Jacinto Symposium was on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

at The Monument Inn,  4406 Independence Parkway South  (formerly Battleground Road), La Porte, Texas 77571

Click here to get complete details on the 2017 symposium.