The Angelina Eberly Luncheon, held each winter, is the signature event of the Austin History Center Association. The luncheon brings together close to 300 guests ‐ business associates, co-workers and city leaders; as well as newcomers and longtime residents. Together, we all share our love of Austin history at an event the Austin American‐Statesman has called “An Austin Tradition.”

The Angelina Eberly Luncheon

2022 Angelina Eberly Luncheon

2022 Angelina Eberly Luncheon Co-Chairs Rita Kreisle and Frances Thompson invite you to….

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The 13th Annual Angelina Eberly Luncheon

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:30AM at The Austin Club (Home of the 1887 Millett Opera House).




Elisabet Ney Conquers Austin

Act III of Our Austin Story


A play by Austin Playwright Paullette MacDougal and Directed by Lara Haddock of Austin Playhouse.

AHCA currently plans for the Luncheon to be in-person at The Austin Club. We continue to monitor COVID in case changes to the event or extra precautions are needed.

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Journey with us into the fascinating world of world-renowned sculptor Elisabet Ney and Austin in the early 1900’s!


Elisabet Ney (1833 – 1907) was a German-American sculptor who spent the first half of her life and career in Europe, producing portraits of famous leaders such as Otto von Bismarck, Giuseppe Garibaldi and King George V of Hanover. At age 39, she immigrated to Austin and became a pioneer in the development of art here. Among her most famous works during her Texas period were life-size marble figures of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, commissions for the Texas State Capitol. A large group of her works are housed in the Elisabet Ney Museum, located in her home and studio in Austin. Our play will reveal the fascinating and wily character of Ms. Ney!

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Reenie and Kent Collins

Ann & Leonard Dolce
Bryan Hardeman
Rita and Matthew Kreisle
McBee Family Foundation 



Austin Public Library
Blind Pig Pub

Meta Butler Hunt
Capitol Chevrolet
Castle Hill Partners

Rowena Dasch
Ann and Leonard Dolce
Downtown Austin Alliance
Fowler Family Foundation
Nancy Harper
Henna Chevrolet

Meta Butler Hunt
Richard Gilbane
Beth and Tom Granger
Maxwell Locke & Ritter
Ann McIver
Oscar and Nancy and Oscar Robinson

MariBen Ramsey and Karen Kahan
Frances and Robin Thompson
Texas Gas Service


Sylvia and Charles Betts

ABC Bank
Terrell Blodgett
David Bodenman and Sue Edwards
The Bowman Family
GeorgiAnne Brochstein and Martha Hartzog
Consort, Inc. and Ben Turner
Colin Corgan
Yasmiris and Jeffrey Dochen
Habitek International / Lee Cooke

John and Nancy Horton III
Luci Baines Johnson
Mark and Heather McCormick

Carolyn and Steve Mobley
Rosemary Morrow
Cynthia O'Keeffe
Mary and Joe Pacheco
Jim and Linda Prentice
Ellen Read and Courtney Read Hoffman
Schlosser Development Corporation
Evan Taniguchi
Toni Thomasson

Connie Todd
Volz and Associates, Inc.

Westminster Manor Residents Association


Grant Support provided by Humanities Texas



Robyn and Bryan Cumby
Ann and Leonard Dolce
Dee Garcia
Becky Bradfield Heiser
Meta Butler Hunt
Heather and Mark McCormick

Ron Mullen

Charles Page
Nancy and Alan Schumann
Sharon Schweitzer and John Robinson
Angie and the late Les Smith

Enjoy photos from the 2021 Angelina Eberly Online Event: The Train Comes to Austin! Our Austin Story • Act II

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Who Was Angelina Eberly?

Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, heroine of Texas’ “Archives War,” was an astute Austin innkeeper in the early days of the Republic of Texas. She became directly involved in a political skirmish that had lasting consequences. In December 1842, Sam Houston announced that Austin was no longer the Capital of Texas and that his namesake town, Houston, was. He dispatched the Texas Rangers to Austin with orders to Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward to remove the Republic of Texas archives from Austin and move them east. The furtive effort was spotted by Eberly, who lit a town cannon, which alerted citizens of the theft. Local Austinites chased the wagons north into Williamson County, where the rangers were forced at gunpoint to surrender the archives. “The Archives War” reinforced Austin’s standing as the capital of Texas.