The Daughters of the Republic of Texas gathered at the LBJ National Park Nov. 5 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the organization.  

Founded in 1891, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is the oldest patriotic women’s organization in Texas and one of the oldest in the nation.  It is a genealogical organization with 106 chapters which was conceived with the idea of perpetuating forever the memory of the Texas pioneer families and soldiers of the Republic of Texas by forming an association of their descendants.

Bosque River Chapter members and Bosque River Children of the Republic of Texas members enjoyed the day’s activities which included a Native American “Four Corners” Blessing Dance, a performance by the Pioneer Women, music by John Arthur Martinez and the ceremonial cutting of the 125th birthday cake.

Bosque River Chapter President Toni Morgan and members Joy Duncan, Melinda Swink, Judith D’Amico and other family members attended as well as Bosque River CRT President Keith Lincoln and member Tannon Judkins.