This fall, visitors to the State Capitol can view Above and Beyond: The Medal of Honor in Texas, an exhibit commemorating recent recipients of the nation’s highest military award. The seven individuals honored in the display either were born in or entered service in Texas. Six of the soldiers received the Medal of Honor in March 2014 after a Pentagon panel reviewed records from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. The seventh, Paul Smith, heroically gave his life during the Iraq War. Above and Beyond will be displayed in the Capitol ground floor rotunda.
The exhibit opens on October 8 and will remain on display through Veterans Day, November 11. The free exhibit in the Capitol ground floor rotunda is open daily to the public. Please call 512.305.8400 for more details.
Hours: Weekdays 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
The State Preservation Board preserves and maintains the Texas Capitol, the Capitol Extension, Capitol Grounds and the 1857 General Land Office Building (now the Capitol Visitors Center) for the benefit of the citizens of Texas. The State Preservation Board also operates the Bullock Texas State History Museum and preserves and maintains the Governor’s Mansion. In addition to its preservation and long-term care for these important Texas landmarks, this state agency further fulfills its mission by educating the public about Texas history through tours, public programs and exhibits.