Residents in Brazoria County and across the area will be able to learn about a not as well-known chapter in Texas history.

The Brazoria County Historical Museum will host “Marines of the Texian Republic” 6 p.m. on May 26 at 100 E. Cedar St., Angleton.

Local researcher Andrew Hall will introduce the history and legacy of the Marine Corps of the Republic of Texas, or the Texian Marines, which played a role in the state’s history as an independent republic from 1835-44.

“The Texian Marines are not very well known, but they're an important part of the Texas Navy operationally and played a role in the defense of the early Texas Republic,” Hall said in a statement. “I hope my presentation will give folks a better insight and understanding into the role they played.”

Admission is free and open to the public. The Brazoria County Historical Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit archival and material objects that relate to the history of the county, according to its Facebook page. 979-864-1208.