The Brazoria County Historical Museum will host an event on the history of the Texan Republic

Residents of Brazoria County and area will be able to learn about a lesser-known chapter in Texas history. (Courtesy of Brazoria County Historical Museum)

Residents of Brazoria County and area will be able to learn about a lesser-known chapter in Texas history.

The Brazoria County Historical Museum will host “Marines of the Texian Republic” at 6 p.m. May 26 at 100 E. Cedar St., Angleton.

Local scholar Andrew Hall will present the history and legacy of the Republic of Texas Marine Corps, or Texan Marines, who played a role in the state’s history as an independent republic from 1835 to 1844 .

“The Texan Marines are not widely known, but they are an operationally important part of the Texas Navy and played a role in the defense of the First Republic of Texas,” Hall said in a statement. “I hope my presentation will give people a better insight and understanding of the role they played.”

Admission is free and open to the public. The mission of the Brazoria County Historical Museum is to collect, preserve and display archival items and materials related to the county’s history, according to its Facebook page. 979-864-1208. www.facebook.com/brazcomuseum

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