1702 N. 13th St.
West Columbia, TX 77486
GPS: N29° 9' 45" W95° 38' 27.5"
***PLEASE NOTE: The Main House is open but all of the home's furnishings have been removed in anticipation of a year-long restoration project. The original Smokehouse and the 1920s Kitchen are open and furnished as usual.***
Generations of Texas history, commerce and entrepreneurship encapsulate Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, which tells the stories of the many families, both enslaved and free, who worked to build Texas. Over its 134-year history, the site hosted sugarcane production, cattle ranching, and oil drilling as it transitioned through the ownership of the Varners, the Pattons and the Hoggs.
Virtually Varner-Hogg returns with a series of monthly programs for ages 12 and younger that introduces the community of people lived, worked and visited the plantation in the years from 1901 to 1920. After a brief program, children can join our...
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On June 19,...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7 p.m., via Zoom
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From the THC Blog
It was called “Tejas,” an enormous Mexican territory—far from civilization. Soon, an epic story would be written across this terrain. Battles would be fought and legends would be born. Unspeakable tragedy—and a final, shocking victory.
The Texas Historical Commission hosted "The Birthplace of the Republic of Texas," a digital history webinar on March 2, 2021. Judge Ken Wise, host...
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
In honor of spring flowers, this month’s artifact is a set of toilet or cologne bottles once owned by Sam Houston. Donated to Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site by Gen. Houston’s descendants, these two white glass bottles are painted with flowers that surround the gilt...
By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation Curator
Manufactured in Paris, France, by Jean Batiste Dubuc, this mantle clock was produced between 1806 and 1817 as part of a wave of memorabilia memorializing George Washington after his death in 1799. Covered in a type of gilt bronze known as “ormolu,” the clock rests on a rectangular base with bun feet, and is decorated with a centrally...