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Tour of Texas History # 2 - Photos

Washington-on-the-Brazos and Chappell Hill

August 8, 2009

Stopping first at  Washington-on-the-Brazos   near Navasota, Texas, Texas Heritage Society members and guests met at the Visitor Center and then toured the Star of the Republic Museum. 

Following the museum tour, the group heard a private lecture presented at Independence Hall, the site where Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.  A replica of the original building marks the location where representatives met to sign the formal Declaration of Independence from Mexico and where the government of the Republic of Texas was established.

The group then traveled to Chappell Hill where there was a picnic lunch at a former store.  The group then traveled to the Masonic Cemetery where a toast was made by Hewitt Clark to Col William B. Travis at the gravesite of his son. 

Hewitt Clarke is the Coordinator of the Tour-of-Texas Day Trips.  For more on Hewitt Clarke, click here .

 

Texas Heritage Society Members begin to gather in the parking lot next to the visitor center.

 

Washington on the Brazos State Park

Marker in front of the Visitor Center at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park.  The New Visitor Center was dedicated in 1998.

 

 

Carrol Cagle

Carrol Cagle points at Texas map in the Visitor Center.

 

Ted Spackey with his wife, Texas Heritage Society Publicity Chair Pat Spackey, and children and grandchildren.

 

Some of the Founding Fathers of Texas

Names of some of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence in the New Visitor Center at Washington on the Brazos.

 

THS Members with Statue of

Texas Heritage Society Members in front of the Childress Statue.

 

 

Entrance to the Star of the Republic Museum

 

 

Seal of Texas

Seal of Texas in the Star of the Republic Museum

 

TOUR OF TEXAS HISTORY #2 - August 8, 2009

Washington-on-the-Brazos and Chappell Hill, Texas

The second Tour of Texas History will begin this Saturday at 8:00 a.m., August 8, 2009.  The Texas Heritage Society does not just read and write about history, it encourages it members to go to historical sites around the State of Texas and see where the events important to Texas history actually happened.  The Texas Heritage Society works with local historians to present private lectures regarding the history of each of the sites visited.

The group will leave at 8 a.m. from First Baptist Church of The Woodlands. Bring a sack lunch and drinks; we will stop at a designated park for lunch, returning to The Woodlands by 4 p.m. Bring a hat and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Stopping first at Washington-on-the-Brazos near Navasota, Texas, the group will hear a private lecture presented in Independence Hall, the site where Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836. William B. Travis’ “victory or death” letter will be read. A replica of the original building marks the location where representatives met to sign the formal declaration of independence and where the government of the Republic of Texas was established.

The group then will travel to Chappell Hill to the Masonic Cemetery where a toast will be made to Col William B. Travis at the gravesite of his son.  There will be a picnic lunch at a former old store in town after which will be a guided tour of the town of Chappell Hill.

Hewitt Clarke is the Coordinator of the Tour-of-Texas Day Trips.  For more on Hewitt Clarke, click here. 

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