Many events are planned around town for that day beginning with a coffee at the Gibbs Powell Museum House at 9:30am. My husband will be helping with that by registering guests to the home. This house was built in 1862 and is the only Greek Revival house in town still standing. The Walker Country Historical Commission operates it as a museum. They are hoping to add it for regular tours soon. At present it is open only on special occasions.
Following that will be the annual march from Sam Houston University to the gravesite of Sam Houston at 11 am. This has been done since 1889. A program will be presented with speakers and decendants of Sam Houston present as well as the Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian tribe from nearby Livingston. Houston had a long history with the Indians.
Pray that I do not spill something on this valuable dress. I have not had the fitting as yet but will soon. Then if I am not a fit I will need to wear another historical dress but I have my heart set on this yellow dress and wearing the dress of the woman who did so much for the Sam Houston Museum in years past.
James Bevill author of "The Paper Republic" with a book signing also.
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