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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

Angelina Eberly Luncheon Archive

Fresh off a successful virtual version of the event in February 2021, plans are underway for the 2022 Angelina Eberly Luncheon. Check back for updates on this beloved Austin tradition!

A big "thank you" to our 2021 Eberly sponsors!


Bryan Hardeman
McBee Family Foundation 



Capitol Chevrolet and Nancy Harper
Castle Hill Partners
Downtown Austin Alliance
Fowler Law Firm PC
Habitek International, Inc and Lee Cooke
Highland Resources, Inc. and David Bodenman
Henna Chevrolet
Jennifer and Trammell Cooper
Luci Baines Johnson 
Rita and Matthew Kreisle
Maxwell, Locke and Ritter, CPA’s
Nancy and Oscar Robinson
Texas Gas Service



Cain Foundation
Consort, Inc. and Ben Turner
Ann and Leonard Dolce
Beth and Tom Granger
Richard Gilbane
Ann McIver
MariBen Ramsey and Karen Kahan

ABC Bank
Dolly and John Barclay
Silvia and Charles Betts
Terrell Blodgett
The Bowman Family
GeorgiAnne Brochstein
Centro Development
Colin Corgin
Yasmiris and Jeffrey Dochen
Sandy Gottesman
Becky and Robert Heiser
John C. Horton III
Jim Innes
Roger Joseph
Tina Kemmerer
John Lewis
J. Fotini Margos
Preservation Austin
Prominent Title
Schlosser Development Corporation
Evan Taniguchi
Toni Thomasson
Visit Austin
Volz and Associates, Inc.
Sonia and Sam Wilson Foundation




Robyn and Bryan Cumby
Ann and Leonard Dolce
Dee Garcia
Meta Butler Hunt
Nancy and Alan Schumann
Sharon Schweitzer and John Robinson
Les and Angie Smith

Thank you to Preservation Austin for their grant support!

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.

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