Grass House Returning To Caddo Mounds Summer 2016

Caddo Grass Cutting

Nacogdoches, Texas- It’s time to roll up your sleeves and cut some switch grass! Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (CMSHS) harvested switch grass at the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest in Nacogdoches in November 2015 for the construction of a traditional Caddo grass house at the site. The next harvest will take place at the Experimental Forest on January 23, at 9:30a.m. A rain out date is scheduled for January 30.

Slocum Massacre Historical Marker Dedication

FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS!

THCSlocum, Texas- On Saturday, January 16, 2016, a historical marker commemorating the Slocum Massacre and listing the names of its officially acknowledged victims will be unveiled in southeastern Anderson County. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER IN TEXAS ACKNOWLEDGING RACIAL VIOLENCE AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS. The unveiling will take place on MLK Day weekend, just two weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of the marker’s landmark approval by the Texas Historical Commission. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Slocum ISD cafeteria auditorium at 1:00 pm and Dr. Malachi Crawford, Assistant Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Houston, will be the keynote speaker.

Something In The Woods

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Jefferson, Texas- Bigfoot is more than a tall Texas tale, he’s a legend who is never far from the minds of those who venture into the Piney Woods. Enjoy local lore this weekend with dinner and Bigfoot movie at Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar in Jefferson, Texas.