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Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

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Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

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ElvisAndrus wrote a review Mar 2020
Arlington, Texas613 contributions62 helpful votes
A fascinating life story captured in a restored house. When we went there was a temporary exhibition about the history and understanding of post traumatic stress disorder. It was both fitting and moving. Definitely worth the stop. It is right next-door to the restored home of O. Henry which is also by donation. Make time for both!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Donald W wrote a review Aug 2019
Frisco, Texas436 contributions77 helpful votes
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Even those that don’t like history classes love a great story, and the Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Museum documents a fascinating one! Susanna, one very tough woman, survived the Alamo with her child to be paid by Santa Anna as a messager to Sam Houston and joined Houston on the Runaway Scrape. If any of that story is not familiar to you, you’ll be engaged by this museum, located in downtown Austin right next to the O. Henry Museum. The museum is very well organized, very informative and engaging, and staffed with friendly, knowledgeable staff...and it’s free! A historical gem in downtown Austin, one of many!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Anna_Maria39_11 wrote a review Mar 2019
Winnipeg, Canada509 contributions112 helpful votes
This museum is the original house of one of the Alamo survivors commissioned to be built by her final husband. The house had been used as a variety of other businesses over the years so only the exterior is original. Three rooms are open to the public, one is a small library, one displays a bedroom and one has temporary exhibits, in this case some information about the Tejanos and a replica of a rifle and uniform used at the time. In the bedroom a commemorative quilt signed by descendants (some 5th generation) of the Alamo survivors. The staff volunteer was welcoming and approachable. 30 minutes is sufficient to see and read everything.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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glolilly wrote a review Jan 2019
Texas42 contributions8 helpful votes
The staff were engaging and helpful to describe and tell the history of the former occupants of that era. It was great to see the contents of the house and see the exterior of the house in a relazing outdoor setting. I would like to back when I come back to Austin.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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ktjo7000 wrote a review Oct 2018
Idaho Falls, Idaho10 contributions3 helpful votes
This small Museum was quiet but informational. With no prior knowledge of Susanna Hannig, I followed her interesting story of being a survivor of the Alamo, and her consequential relationships. I recommend stopping by if in Austin.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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