Texas Independence Day Celebration
A two day celebration of Texas Independence at the Birthplace of Texas!
Mar 01, 2014 10:00 AM
Mar 02, 2014 05:00 PM
|Where||Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Catherine Nolte|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 ext. 223|
Join us at the Birthplace of Texas for a two day long celebration of Texas Independence. The event will kickoff Saturday morning at 10:00AM on the steps of Independence Hall with a reading of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Reenactors and living historians will bring history to life with military camps, black powder demonstrations and lively first person conversations regarding the revolution and convention.
Demonstrators will be cooking in dutch ovens over an open fire, working iron in the forge, creating works of art in silver, knapping flint and bringing the 19th century art of beekeeping to life!
Barrington Farm will tell the story of the Runaway Scrape through Mary Jones's memoirs and will also be taking care of daily chores and jobs necessary to keep a 19th century cotton farm operating.
Musicians will perform period pieces as well as their own modern compositions keeping with the Texas Independence theme.
Food vendors will serve up a variety of dishes sure to please even the pickiest palate.
Finally, to cap off the event there will be a concert by Brian Burns on Sunday at 1:30PM followed immediately by the Washington on the Brazos Park Associations program and annual cutting of the Texas-sized birthday cake.
Bring out the whole family and enjoy the park and attractions all weekend for free!