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“Then, thenceforward, and Forever Free”; Slavery and Emancipation in Washington County

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site 23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX

Event by Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site Slavery was the abhorrent reality in the Town of Washington and Republic/State of Texas until June 19th, 1865. Join us in Washington as we discuss the real histories of enslaved persons in Texas and the commemoration of emancipation marked by the Juneteenth holiday. Be sure to join us the following weekend, June [...]

“To range and guard the frontiers”; The Texas Rangers

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site 23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX

Event by Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site The Texas Mystique is embodied by the existence of the immortal Texas Rangers. From the earliest days of Texas, even before independence was declared, the Rangers have stood as the indominable defenders of Texas and the quintessential law enforcement of the Republic and State. Join us as we commemorate the service this [...]

Giants of Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site 23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX

Event by Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site Texans today stand on the shoulders of great figures that lent their sweat, blood, tears, and lives to make Texas what it is today. Join us at Washington as we celebrate these incredible figures from out history, and maybe even get a chance to meet one or two of them while you’re [...]