Arts, Culture, and Humanities

San Jacinto Battle Ground Assoc

  • Houston, TX
  • www.friendsofsanjacinto.org

Mission Statement

The San Jacinto Battleground Association (SJBA) was incorporated as a Texas nonprofit corporation in September 2002, received provisional Section 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in May 2003 and permanent Section 501(c)(3) status in May 2007. The articles of incorporation explain that the purpose of the organization is to “promote public awareness of the battle of San Jacinto and events associated with the Texas Revolution of 1836, commemorate the anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto, educate the public and encourage scholarship on the battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution, sponsor symposiums and seminars on the battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution, purchase or otherwise preserve or mark sites and roads associated with the battle and the Texas Revolution and facilitate education and living history programs, tourism, and placement of historical markers at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and other sites associated with the battle and the Texas Revolution.”

Service Areas

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Texas

San Jacinto Battleground is a National Historic Landmark and is the site of the culminating event of the Texas Revolution.  The battle fought on April 21, 1836 between the armies of Sam Houston and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, profoundly changed the history of Texas, Mexico, and the United States.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2010

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Jan DeVault

Co Principal Officer since 2010

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Jeff Dunn

Keywords

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1836 Battleground, National Historic Landmark

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Also Known As

Friends of the San Jacinto Battleground

EIN

47-0887595

 Number

3799950490

Physical Address

811 Rusk The Houston Club Building, Suite 720

Houston, TX 77002

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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In 2010, the SJBA acquired property that was original to the San Jacinto Battleground.  It is our primary goal in 2011 to make significant strides in reducing the debt that was incurred in this transaction.  Afterward, we hope to restore the property as closely as possible to its 1836 appearance.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Restoration and repaid to interior of Battleship TEXAS, national historic landmark, and publication of educational materials. The battleship has approximately 150,000 visitors per year.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

18068.00

Program 2

Archeology survey of flight of Mexican army after the battle of San Jacinto. Pristine battlefield being methodically surveyed for the first time since 1836 battle. Publication to Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Historical Commission.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

54650.00

Program 3

Battle of San Jacinto Symposium - academic and scholarly event held annual attended by several hundred people. Teachers who attend receive six hours of continuing education credits as approved by the State Board of Education.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

29166.00

Program 4

Site support and environmental survey for national historic landmark. Equipment purchase for site staff (about 30 staff members) and educational survey of environmental hazards in the area so staff can better serve the approximately 250,000 visitors per year.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

13785.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

San Jacinto Battleground is a National Historic Landmark and is the site of the culminating event of the Texas Revolution.  The battle fought on April 21, 1836 between the armies of Sam Houston and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, profoundly changed the history of Texas, Mexico, and the United States.

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SAN JACINTO BATTLEGROUND ASSOC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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San Jacinto Battle Ground Assoc

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Principal Officer

Jan DeVault

Co Principal Officer

Jeff Dunn

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jan DeVault

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

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