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Authors, Archaeology, and Austin - Book Signing/Talk

  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site 15945 Farm to Market 1458 San Felipe, TX, 77473 United States (map)

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