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Next Quarterly Meeting and Christmas Party and Galveston Trip

We will be combining our Christmas Party this you with our trip to Galveston.

Dickens on
                                the Strand
 
December 3. Saturday
10 am--Pier 21 Theater, 2100 Haborside Drive, movie: Galveston, Gateway to the Gulf.
Visit Sea Museum next door
11:30--Fisherman's Wharf, pier 21. Author Ed Cotham will speak on his book The Battle of Galveston.
1:00 pm--Bryan Museum, 1315 21 St, A new museum about the American South west.
2:30--Dickens on the Strand, six stages, parades, bands, bagpipes, strolling & museums. Dress up for the Dickens on the Strand festival if possible. Spend the rest of the day.

Later Saturday-- Christmas Party and Quarterly meeting at the hotel

December 4, Sunday
Return to the DICKENS ON THE STRAND festival.
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La Copa Hotel , 8710 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, 409 740 9100. Rooms  are $113 includes taxes. Ask for Kimberly. Tell her THS. This is for December 3.



Photo from the last two Quarterly Meetings


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Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30 PM
Bernardo de Galvez

How Bernardo de Galvez helped win the American Revolution
by Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm is a Professor of History at Sam Houston State University
Dr. Caroline Catillo Crimm

"Everyone has heard of Galveston, but did you know that the man for whom it was named helped George Washington win the American Revolution? Bernardo de Galvez spent 2 years (1777-1779) outwitting the British by sending supplies up the Mississippi in secret to General Washington, then spent the next three years (1779-1781) beating the British soundly on the Mississippi and in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to Washington's victory at Yorktown. It is a fascinating and little known story of a Spanish Patriot who helped create the United States."

Woodlands Community Center
Room 109
2235 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281-363-9410)


TEXAS HERITAGE SOCIETY
Day Trip
June 11, 2016


West River Plantation

 8:45 am  Meet at Pizza Shack,

          115 W Montgomery St (FM 1097), Willis, TX 77378

 9:00 am  Old Waverly, Ghost town lost when the railroad

          past through New Waverly. Waverly like many

          other southern towns was named after the book

          (Waverley)by Sir Walter Scott. Meet at County

          Line Store on Hwy 150 two mi. east of FM 1097,

          (before McDonald Ln.)

 9:45 am  Old Jail Museum, follow Byrd Ave. then north

          (1000 ft) on Commercial Ave Coldspring, TX

10:30 am  The West River Plantation (Robinson family),

          400 historic artifacts, 500 Texas Hwy 156

          entering Point Blank, TX

12:30 pm  1836 Steak House, 2641 11th St, Huntsville

 2:00 pm  Prison Museum, 491 State Hwy 75 N, Huntsville

 3:00 pm  Hearts Veterans Museum next door

 4:00 pm  Sam Houston Museum, 1836 Sam Houston Ave,

          Huntsville, TX 77340

 6:00 pm  Casa Medina Restaurant, dance Flamenco,

          Tomas from Spain, 28777 I45, Shenandoah





Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30 PM
Larry Spasic, President of the San Jacinto Museum, will speak about the construction of the San Jacinto Monument for the Texas Centennial celebration in 1936.

Larry Spacic

Woodlands Community Center
Room 109
2235 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(281-363-9410)


Quarterly Meeting
March 10, 2016, Thursday
6:30 PM
Planning meeting
The future of the Texas Heritage Society,
meeting locations, formats, projects,
newsletters, journals, Facebook page, etc.


Rico's Grill
6777 Woodlands Pkwy #100
The Woodlands, TX 77382

Our President Kameron Searle
had an article appear in a dozen Texas
newspapers

For Want of a Texas Education
(click above or on picture to read article)

A
                          Texas Billard


  Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Party
And Election of Officers

Thursday, December 10 , 2015

2016-2017Officers
Society

Annual Christmas Photo Courtesy of Pat Spackey

Texas Heritage Society Officers 2016-2017

President — Kameron K. Searle, J. D.
First Vice President (Programs) — David Swinehart
Second Vice President (Membership) — Frank Johnson
Third Vice President (Publicity) — Pat Ellen Spackey
Recording Secretary — Jay Jones
Treasurer — Phil Whitley
Journal
Hewitt Clarke
Editor 
David Swinehart
Compiler
Frank Johnson
 
Directors at Large —
Marisa Searle
Hewitt Clarke

@Speaker: Jay Jones

Subject: Was the Civil War Really About Slavery?

Civil
                                War

 




Texas Heritage Society,
 Receives

501(c)(3)  Tax Exempt Status

In a letter dated August 9, 2011, the Texas Heritage Society, Inc. was advised that it was exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Texas Heritage Society, Inc. are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. Click here to see IRS Letter.

Our hats are off to our members of the committee that completed all the paperwork and forms for the IRS that made the recognition of the Texas Heritage Society, Inc.'s tax exempt status possible. Members of the committee were Barbara Hamilton, Melinda Cagle, and Carole Lynn O'Neal. Thank you all for your hours of hard work.



OUR PURPOSE

The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. is based in The Woodlands, Texas. Its purpose is to discover, preserve, and promote the history and genealogy of Texas, particularly of South and Southeast Texas and to broaden historical knowledge among the general public through programs, projects, and publications, bringing together professionals, independent scholars, writers, educators and researchers.

JOIN US

Dues for the Texas Heritage Society, Inc. are as follows:

Individual                $25
Family                       $35
Student                     $15
Patron                     $500

Mail membership dues to:
Texas Heritage Society
c/o Phil Whitley
1949 Lynnview Dr.
Houston, TX 77055

email: eaglechief70@yahoo.com

MEETINGS

THS, Inc. holds general meetings quarterly on the second Thursday in March, June, September and December and conducts quarterly day trips to various historical sites in Texas in May, August, November and January. These events may also include trips to research centers and archives around the state. THS members provide funding for scholarships and awards, they work through the Texas Historical Commission to establish historical markers, support and conduct cemetery preservation, publish the history and genealogy of Texas and support the East Montgomery County Museum and Archives. We welcome all with common interests to join us. photo image courtesy of East Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc. 

PROJECTS

Among the numerous projects that this new organization has embraced is to explore and write the histories of long-forgotten Texas sites like Esperanza and Rusk, now only ghost towns in East Texas. The identification of historic sites for the purposes of study and to obtain Texas Historical Commission markers is one of its primary goals. THS, Inc. maintains a web page at TexasHistoryPage.com, along with a discussion log that encourages the exploration of Texas history and genealogy through dialogue. Projected is the publication of monographs, pamphlets and other works about the history and genealogy of Texas, particularly Southeast Texas.

EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. engages in activities and services for the support, development and promotion of the East Montgomery County Museum and Archives, located at New Caney, Texas. Seeing itself as ambassador for the museum, it seeks to strengthen awareness of the museum as an important resource for the study of Southeast Texas history.

STUDY GROUPS

Tour-of-Texas Day Trips
Hewitt Clarke, Coordinator

Day trips and over night trips to historical sites in Texas and Texas related places are regularly scheduled throughout the year.

The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. recognizes various areas of historical and genealogical work with funding and special achievement recognition.

THS BOOK STORE

A resource for hard-to-find books about Texans and Texas.

NOTES ABOUT THE WEB SITE

The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. strongly encourages input from all of its members. We hope all members will contribute their many talents to this site. Please email your ideas and suggestions to the webmaster, David Swinehart . We strongly encourage members to submit articles relating to Texas history and genealogy to this web site as well as to the Journal.   The Texas Heritage Society also encourages scholars of Texas history everywhere to submit Texas history articles for publication in the Journal and on the web site. See Contact Us for more information about submitting an article.


Texas Heritage Society Officers 2016-2017

President — Kameron K. Searle, J. D.
First Vice President (Programs) — David Swinehart
Second Vice President (Membership) — Frank Johnson
Third Vice President (Publicity) — Pat Ellen Spackey
Recording Secretary — Jay Jones
Treasurer — Phil Whitley
Journal — Hewitt Clarke
Editor  — David Swinehart
Compiler — Frank Johnson
 
Directors at Large —
Marisa Searle
Hewitt Clarke

Texas
                              Heritge Society