Texas History #1
Chambersea: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
May 9, 2009
Texas History #1 - Anahuac and Wallisville
On May 9,
2009, a day trip is planned to visit Wallisville and Anahuac, scenes of events that precipitated the Texas
Revolution. Stopping at the Wallisville Museum, the group will hear historian Kevin Ladd discuss the Turtle Bayou
Declaration, then on to Old Fort Anahuac to hear a talk about the Anahuac Disturbances of the 1830s, the arrest of
Patrick Jack and his law partner, William Travis and events in that area that led to the Revolution. The group will
travel to the antebellum home of General T. J. Chambers to learn about Chambers’ role in the early Mexican
government of Tejas y Coahilia.
will leave at 9 a.m. from The First Baptist Church of The Woodlands, 11801 Grogans Mill Road. Bring a sack lunch
and drinks; we will stop at a designated park for lunch. The trip is tightly scheduled with much information to be
gleaned in a day! Come prepared to walk.
Hewitt Clarke is the Coordinator of the Tour-of-Texas Day Trips. For more on
Hewitt Clarke, click here.
courtesy of Melinda Cagle