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The Bellville Historical Society sponsors "Authors, Archaeology, Stephen F. Austin and Santa Anna at San Felipe!" I will be doing a presentation on Trammel's Trace at 1:00 pm.
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. - 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. - Archaeology! Update on recent archaeology 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 archaeological landscape, hands-on activities and a small archaeology exhibit inside the replica cabin.
Free admission and fun for all!
For more information about the event call 979-885-2181, or go to www.visitsanfelipedeaustin.com.