Texas Birthday Bash

By: Leah Hilgendorf Email
By: Leah Hilgendorf Email

This weekend, celebrate 177 years of Texas Independence!!

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (just a little east of Navasota) will celebrate Independence in style with a 2 day festival featuring music, historic demonstrations, and reenactments.

The celebration begins on Saturday, March 2nd and ends on Sunday, March 3rd.

There will be a class on Geocaching, tours of Independence Hall, live performances by the No Foolin’ String Band, craft vendors, demonstrators and more!

There's something new to discover, the Star of the Republic Museum will also be opening a new exhibit on the first day of the Festival “The Substance of Life: Texas through the Eyes of Theodore Gentilz”.

Gentilz was a Frenchman who moved to Texas in 1844 and worked as a surveyor. After assisting Henri Castro with the planning of the city of Castroville, he relocated to San Antonio where he worked as an artist. His works focus on the day to day life of the native people surrounding him. The exhibit includes 16 oil paintings dating from the mid-19th century.

Happy 177 years of independence Texas!

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