Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Texas Independence Day a Success

For anyone interested, the March 2 events went off well. I was a hostess at the Homestead representing the Walker County Historical Commission for the private luncheon. I met Sam Houston IV and his sister Margaret, both decendents of our famous former resident and hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, first President of the Republic of Texas and first Governor of the State of Texas. In addition to people attending that were relatives there was also Chief Clayton Sylvestine, Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian tribe located nearby in Livingston. Sam Houston was always a friend of the Indians during his life.
I did not get to wear the yellow dress I mentioned in the last post, but will attempt this at a later historical commission event. There was no time for a fitting beforehand what with running my antiques store and other
So I just wanted to update you on our local events. Next will be the Airing of the Quilts on May 2 here on the downtown Courthouse Square. Also, the same weekend will be the Sam Houston Folklife Festival on April 30 through May 2 at the Museum grounds. As one of the most historical towns in Texas we are quite busy with visitors but would love to have many more.
There are currently 3 B&B's plus many other hotels in town if you can stay over the night. So come see us!!!

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