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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ]
April 11, 2019
Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony Cancelled
Update:On Saturday, April 20, the San Jacinto Battleground will partner with the Alamo to present a full-day of living history demonstrations and activities to celebrate the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto.
Starting at 10 a.m., the Alamo will host living history demonstrations with help from reenactors from the San Jacinto Battleground, giving visitors a look into what life was like in 1836. There will be stations set up throughout the plaza where visitors can learn about the Battle of San Jacinto, the San Jacinto Battlefield and Museum, the life of soldiers during the Texas Revolution, and more.
LA PORTE-- Due to continued closure of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, the annual Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony has been cancelled. Additionally, due to on-going cleanup efforts, the park will not be open to the public this Easter.
The Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony, scheduled for April 21, is an annual event that commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. The ceremony is held every year on April 21 at the San Jacinto Monument.
"We understand that the community has a long tradition of spending Easter Sunday at San Jacinto Battleground, but due to events this year, we are unable to host those celebrations," says William Irwin, Superintendent of the San Jacinto State Historic Site Complex. "We are sorry events have interrupted these traditions. We also encourage Texans everywhere to take a moment and remember those that sacrificed in the struggle for Texas Independence, won at San Jacinto."
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site Complex remains closed until further notice after the recent chemical fire in La Porte. While the situation is improving, it's unsure when conditions will allow the public to safely return.
For more information about the park, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website at https://tpwd.texas.gov/.
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April 11, 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm in Stonewall April 20
STONEWALL - Visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, this Easter weekend to learn how the German-Texans of the Hill Country celebrated Easter in the past.
From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, staff and volunteers will share the sights and smells of a traditional Easter celebration at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Whether it's the Easter lamb cake or the fresh Easter basket, the signs of the season are here.
Though there is no Easter egg hunt, visitors can learn how to decorate eggs with beautiful natural dyes. Guests of all ages can also participate in the tradition of making and sharing friendship cards.
The visitor's center and park facilities are open from 8:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m., with trails remaining open until 10 p.m. The Sauer-Beckmann Farm is open to the public from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Spring flowers, roving deer, secluded picnic areas and bison provide a natural backdrop for a full-day family outing. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, bring the family and camera, and explore the natural and cultural resources of central Texas.
Visitors must check-in at the visitor complex first to get all the park daily event details, map and free day park permit.
About Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is located two miles east of Stonewall, on U.S. 290. The Visitor Center contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. The Behrens and Danz Cabins on the premises provide insight into life of German Hill Country pioneers who arrived in the 1860s and 1870s. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past bison and longhorn cattle enclosures.
About the Sauer-Beckmann Living History FarmThe Sauer-Beckmann Farm is a living history farm within the LBJ State Park & Historic Site. Interpreters at this authentic, early 1900s farmstead wear period clothing and do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, providing an interactive opportunity to experience what life was like for German-Texan families a century ago. Visitors are free to roam among the living spaces, farm animal enclosures and rustic outbuildings at their own pace.
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