Stephen F. Austin, known as the “Father of Texas”, had dedicated his life to developing the colonies of American settlers in Texas. He fell ill in the new capital of Columbia (now West Columbia) and died of pneumonia at just 43 years old. The Columbia Historical Museum recounts the rich history of West and East Columbia with an emphasis on the families that settled this region. The museum invites visitors to learn about the unique passage of pioneers, statesmen, soldiers, merchants, citizens and families.
Columbia Historical Museum