Confederate Reunion Grounds - Politics & Ice Cream

Jul 26 2014 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Americans will once again cast their votes this coming November. To celebrate this Constitutional freedom, Judge Putnam K. Reiter will share his insights into Limestone County politics through his witty style of storytelling in a Chautauqua-style presentation beneath the historic 1893 Dance Pavilion.

Schedule of events:

8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 
“Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman” exhibition located in visitors center. 

6–8 p.m. 
“Politics & Ice Cream: Running for Office in Limestone County” beneath 1893 Dance Pavilion, with ice cream social to follow.

Senior District Judge Reiter is no stranger to Limestone County politics. Born in Mexia, he completed his education at the University of Oklahoma to return home in 1960 as a geological engineer. Continuing his education at the University of Houston Law School, he graduated in 1969 and established law practices in both Houston and Mexia. Nine years later, he successfully ran for 77th District Judge and served for the next 10 years over a court of general jurisdiction dealing with civil and criminal cases, family law, and probate matters in both Limestone and Freestone Counties. Currently, Judge Reiter serves as a senior district judge in Texas as a mediator by assignment.

Following Judge Reiter’s presentation, refreshments will be served for an ice cream social. Coffee will be provided by Coffee Cabaret of Mexia, and “Drummer Boy” homemade ice cream will be provided by the Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds.

This Chautauqua & Coffee Learning Series program is in conjunction with “Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman” on exhibit in the visitors center through September 21, 2014. This exhibition and educational program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Chautauqua & Coffee Learning Series educational program is based on the historic Chautauqua movement that spread through the rural U.S. in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and provided educational lectures and entertainment for the average American before the advent of mass media.