Palestine, Texas – Since 1994, the City of Palestine Historic Landmarks Commission has been awarding recognition to owners who beautify and rehabilitate their properties, contributions that benefit the entire community.
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.
FIRST HISTORICAL MARKER OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS!
Slocum, 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.
Jefferson, Texas- Jefferson’s 33rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes® is scheduled for Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12. You will enjoy the warmth of Christmas in charming historic Jefferson as you get a close up look at lavish homes draped in natural greenery highlighted by glowing candlelight. You will marvel at the fragrance of fresh fir trees glittering with tinsel ribbon and sparkling glass balls as you are guided through these homes by ladies in hooped skirts and gentleman in top hats.
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