Texas Center for Regional Studies Presents: A Sam Houston/Temmessee  Tour of Texas

Sam Houston

Cradle of Texas Tour:

A Salute to Tennessee 

Our Honorable Sponsors:

When:
February 28th-
March 5th, 2017
Where:
Cradle of Texas Road- to begin and end in Houston
Cost:
Travel to Houston Hobby or Conroe (lodging, transportation, and meals Free)
Tour Highlights:
Texas salutes Tennessee!
- Travel with TX and TN Historians
- Meet the grateful citizens of Texas cities
- Celebrate Sam Houston's Birthday with descendants
- Celebrate the birth of Texas at its birthplace with Native Texans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sam Tour and RSVP Lists

(RSVP here for individual events only, invitation only events are password protected)

Houston, Texas 12:00pm - 2:00pm Houston Hobby Airport Pickup

Welcome to Texas! Your tour guide will orient you to the tour on the trip to our next stop: Conroe, Texas

All airport arrivals will be picked up from 12pm-2pm: We will load the bus at this time and depart the Airport no later than 2 pm​

Conroe, Texas Texas Flag Park (Invitation Only)

Join us in a welcome celebration Sponsored by the Friends of the Flag Foundation!

Learn and explore the history of Texas through the Flags of Texas...

Sponsored by the Friends of the Flag Foundation

Conroe, Texas Spirit of Texas Bank (Invitation Only)

Join us in a welcome dinner Sponsored by the Spirit of Texas Bank!

Learn and explore the social history of Texas...

Sponsored by The Spirit of Texas Bank

Conroe, Texas Heritage Museum of Montgomery County (Invitation Only)

Join us in a dessert celebration Sponsored by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County!

Learn and explore the local history of Texas and of original Montgomery County...

Sponsored by the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor Cottages

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Conroe, Texas
                         Gateway to the Cradle of Texas Road

10:30am - 11:30am Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center

Welcome to Huntsville, Texas!  A visit to the world's tallest statue of an American hero offers a great perspective of Huntsville. A tribute to courage, the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of Huntsville on October 22,1994. It is the worlds tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.

12:15pm - 1:15pm Hunstville State Park

Luncheon at the Raven Lodge on Lake Raven at the Huntsville State Park. Enjoy a short tour of the grounds and a keynote speech from the park ranger.  Lunch from Bob Luby's Seafood Grill.

1:30pm - 3:00pm Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Join us for a tour of the famous Sam Houston Memorial Museum.  In addition to the Memorial Museum, the 18-acre grounds include Lake Oolooteka teeming with wildlife, gift shop Wigwam Neosho, Bear Bend hunting lodge, Blacksmith Forge, the Houston Family's Woodland Home, Law Office, and Kitchen (1847-1853) and the Steamboat House where Sam Houston died (1862-1863).  

3:00pm - 6:30pm Historic Huntsville Tour

Where the past comes alive!  Visit the Tennessee Pioneer Cabin of Hezekiah Farris who came to Tennessee with David Crockett, the site in town where Sam Houston used to whittle toys for the children, his Masonic Lodge, the church he attended, the Bedias Indians, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, the Samuel Walker Houston Center

6:30pm - 8:00pm Los Pericos

Enjoy real Tex-Mex where the natives dine. (Many celebrate Birthday's here!)

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor Cottages

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - Huntsville, Texas
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - Huntsville, Texas
Huntsville's 36th Annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston Birthday Celebration

Walker County Museum Coffee and Reception

Start off the celebration at the Walker County Museum with the Walker County Historical Commission.

Ceremony, Oakwood Cemetery - Sam Houston Grave

March to the Grave, Gravesite Ceremony, and Baptized Texan Ceremony

Luncheon Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Luncheon event 

Sponsored by First Financial Bank and Prosperity Bank

Sam Houston Memorial Museum Statue Dedication

Dedication of Replica Statue from Maryville, TN at Sam Houston Memorial Museum with Wayne Hyde it's sculptor from Pennsylvania and Joe Emert of East Tennessee Historical Commission.

"Toast to Texas" and Birthday Cake

Toast to Texas and Birthday Cake at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center

Sam Houston State University 3:00pm-6:00pm Sam Houston and the Cherokees

Troy Wayne Poteete, Supreme Court Justice of the Cherokee Nation, Executive Director of the Trail of Tears, kin to Tiana Rogers

http://www.troywayne.net/

Charlie Rhodharmer, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Eastern Cherokee Band

http://www.sequoyahmuseum.org/

More information soon....

Sister Cities of Maryville, TN and Huntsville, TX Celebration (Invitation Only)

Sister Cities of Maryville, TN and Huntsville, TX Celebration at Austin Hall at SHSU

Sponsored by the City of Huntsville, Texas

Quality Suites Huntsville, TX

Mayfield Manor Cottages

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Tennessee to Texas: Freedom Road

A concept built around Sam Houston, his life as a Change Agent and the pioneers of his era who built and expanded the frontier of the United States. 

Tennessee: Maryville (boyhood home), Kingston (worked a trade), Hiwassee Island (Jolly's home), Big Springs (Cherokee Agent),  Lebanon (law practice), Nashville (Governor of TN)

Oklahoma: Fort Gibson (Cherokee home)

Texas: Cradle of Texas Road and beyond....

Cradle of Texas Road

 

Huntsville- Last home and gravesite of Sam Houston, each year Sam Houston descendants return to honor their ancestor, Tennessee pioneers of this town came to Texas following David Crockett of Alamo fame

 

Conroe- Capital of the third county created in Texas, Montgomery County.  Home of Texas Flag Park, Spirit of Texas Bank, and Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

 

Montgomery- Among the pioneers of this village was a young adventurer descended from the first families of Tennessee who legend has it created the first trading post in the region .  It is the birthplace of the Texas flag.

Navasota- French Texas heritage where the great explorer La Salle died..many claim the river, as well as the town, was named for Hernando de Soto

 

Washington on the Brazos- Where the Declaration of Independence was written by a group of Tennesseans, the main author George Childress of Nashville, and signed by many Tennesseans and those with connections to Tennessee including Sam Houston and on Sam Houston's birthday, the same birthday as the Republic of Texas.

               The Sam Houston Trail

                              & The Cradle of Texas Road

Outline of Tour and Press Release

Outline of Tour - Earlier Draft - Will be updated to reflect site
Press Release: Coming Soon
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 - Flight back to Tennessee

Houston Hobby Airport Arrival at 10:30am

Flight back to Tennessee

Via con Dios!

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Saturday, March 4th, 2017 -
       Washington-on-the-Brazos and Navasota, Texas
                     Texas Independence Day Celebration

Washington-on-the-Brazos Independence Day Celebration 10:00am - 5:00pm

IDC is an annual two-day celebration featuring live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, firing demonstrations, historical encampments, and commemorative programs. Special guests and entertainment will include Texas A&M University Singing Cadets; a historical play titled “The Birth of a Republic” about the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence; family reunions of the descendants of the 58 men who signed the Declaration; wreath laying ceremony at the Children’s Monument; demonstrators and musicians will bring old-time music, crafts, and additional historical reenactments; and walking the same trail as Texas’ forefathers and pioneer families. Texas musicians and actors will provide musical and theatrical entertainment. A Kids History one will allow children to dress up in historical costumes; sign a large scale copy of the Declaration and take photos near the real Declaration.

 

A special program will be dedicated to the Tennessee writers and signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence

Navasota Dinner

Navasota Dinner, Hosted by Two Rivers Heritage Foundation

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Friday, March 3rd, 2017
       Montgomery, Independence, and Brenham, Texas
              Governor's Proclamation of Sam Houston Day

Montgomery, Texas 10:00am - 11:00am Fernland Park

Fernland Inc. is a not for profit organization whose sole purpose is to assist the City of Montgomery in relocating historic homes and log cabins to Montgomery to establish a museum and educational center that will improve the lifestyle of the City's residents, attract tourism and provide educational opportunities for the public.

Montgomery, Texas 11:30am - 12:30pm Ransom's Steakhouse & Saloon

Luncheon in Historic Montgomery, home of the Texas Flag

Independence, Texas Tour

Independence, once home to Sam Houston and Baylor University - Texas Tour and Governor Proclamation Event

Independence, Texas Sam Houston Day, Governor's Proclamation Celebration

Sam Houston Day, Governor's Proclamation Celebration 

Brenham Dinner

Eve of Texas Independence

The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre

111 W. Main Street

Brenham, Texas

DowntownBrenham.com/EveofTexas

Period Food by Funky Art Cafe

Mayfield Manor

Mayfield Manor

9500 Mayfield Avenue

Shiro, Texas  77876

936-874-2544

Reserve@MayfieldManorEvents.com

Nancy Perry: 979-229-1323

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Proud to Support Cherokee Heritage

Greg A, Vital

Georgetown, TN

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.