San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Visitor Center
The Bellville Historical Society invites you to a Spring History Fair!
Authors, Archeology, Stephen F. Austin and Santa Anna at San Felipe!
10:00 a.m. - Santa Anna at San Felipe!
Most Texans are aware of Houston's retreat that ended in victory at the Battle of San Jacinto; Santa Anna's travels to the same battleground brought him to San Felipe for three days in early April of 1836 - hear about current insights regarding the Mexican military campaign and the headquarters of Austin's Colony.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Author Programs and Book-signings!
11:00 a.m. - Dan Worrall, Pleasant Bend: Upper Buffalo Bayou and the San Felipe Trail in the 19th Century
Noon - Author meet-and-greet; have your copies of these books autographed onsite
1:00 p.m. - Author Gary Pinkerton, Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North
2:00 p.m. - Archeology!
Update on recent archeology related to the revolutionary government in San Felipe and a special presentation by Matthew Loocke, Lab Manager and Research Engineering Scientist, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, University of Texas - Arlington on recent analysis of some San Felipe artifacts.
3:00 p.m. - Museum Construction Project Update
Every event attendee that makes a donation to the capital campaign project for the new museum at San Felipe de Austin will be entered into a drawing for a 'hardhat' tour of the construction site at 5:30 p.m..! Ten participants will be selected - tour invitees must be present at the drawing to win and must be wearing closed-toe shoes. Tour takes place immediately following the drawing.
4:00 p.m. - Stephen F. Austin!
Researcher Bruce Clavey shares new information on Austin's time imprisoned in Mexico City in the Palace of the Inquisition!
Ongoing throughout the day - grounds tour of the current archeological landscape, hands-on activities and a small archeology exhibit inside the replica cabin.
Free admission and fun for all!
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