Joseph & Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

The home of Susanna Dickinson Hannig, the Messenger of the Alamo, was saved and reconstructed over the past decade to serve as a museum of early Texas history. The house was built in 1869 by Susanna’s last husband Joseph William Hannig, one of the richest men in Austin during the late 19th century.

The museum currently features two exhibits: a permanent exhibit dedicated to chronicling Susanna Dickinson’s remarkable life and a temporary exhibit, “Gone to Texas: Women & Quilts,” displaying 19th century quilts and discussing the women who made them.

The museum has many programs including a weekly quilting bee for adults and crafts classes for children. Additionally, a historic research library of over 500 books is available to the public.

Please visit our website for more information.


411 E. 5th Street (map)


Wednesday-Sunday, Noon- 5 p.m.