Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence Exhibit on Display at the Visitors Center
NACOGDOCHES- The annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival honors the cultures represented by the nine flags that have flown over Nacogdoches throughout its rich history and this year it pays special tribute to the Lone Star flag. In honor of this year’s featured flag, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence Exhibit December 10 through January 6.
On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, 44 men shivered in an unfinished house in the tiny hamlet of Washington, Texas. They and 15 other men who later joined them, representing all the municipalities in the Mexican province of Texas, declared the territory to be free and independent republic.
The free public exhibit sponsored by Dr. Larry L. Walker presents an expanded look at these 59 extraordinary men who brought modern Texas into being. The exhibit will feature 20 panels of photographic images and captions. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visitors may view the exhibit at the Visitors Center, 200 E. Main, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is a celebration of Texas history & culture and will be held Nov. 23 through Dec. 14 in Nacogdoches, located about 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. 59. Platinum sponsors of the festival include Commercial Bank of Texas, Lumberjack Lofts / Legends at SFA, Mike Perry Motor Company, Texas Farm Products and Walmart.
For more information about the Nine Flags Christmas Festival, call 888-OLDEST-TOWN, visit www.nineflagsfestival.com, and be our friend on facebook @ Christmas Celebration.