Thank you for visiting our
web site. As Descendants of Austin's Old Three Hundred, we are proud of our heritage and pleased that you are interested in finding out about us.
In brief, you should know our organization held its first meeting on
June 27, 1987, in the Stephen F. Austin State Park at San Felipe, Texas.
Our initial motivations became our organization's objectives: to keep alive for inspiration, for this generation and succeeding ones, the memories of
the spirit, courage, and character of the men and women who made up Stephen Fuller Austin's first colony of Texas, known as "The Old Three Hundred."
We encourage and foster research leading to the preservation and publication of history and records about this first group of courageous
we not only help sponsor students who participate in the Texas State
Historical Association's "Texas History Day," but also each year we award "The Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred Research Fellowship" for the best research proposal by a doctoral candidate
focusing on Texas history during the years 1820 through 1836. Austin's
Old Three Hundred is proud to partner with the
Texas State Historical Association in
both of these educational endeavors.
We also assist in the preservation and protection of historical places and artifacts, including old cemeteries and other sites where Old Three Hundred colonists are buried.
Each year we meet in June,
on the last Saturday of the month, and again in October or November.
If you believe that you may be eligible for membership, we encourage you to contact
any Board Member or our President,
Mrs. Dorothy Wilbeck
Stephen F. Austin's Birthday is November 3!
Celebrate it as most proud Texians do.