Time to celebrate “Where Texas became Texas”

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All Texans (and those that got here as soon as they could) are invited to a Texas-sized 181st anniversary celebration on the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas” - Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site.  

It was March 2, 1836 when 59 delegates bravely met at Washington, Texas to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico.  From 1836 until 1846, the Republic of Texas proudly existed as a separate nation.
“Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2017 on the expansive 293-acre park grounds and its three incredible attractions: Independence Hall is a replica of the site where representatives wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence; Star of the Republic Museum houses collections and programs honoring history of early Texans and is administered by Blinn College; and Barrington Living History Farm is a place where interpreters dress, work and farm just as the original residents of this homestead).  
Admission fees are waived for the site’s attractions (Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum, and Barrington Living History Farm) during the TIDC weekend celebration.

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site is located on the Brazos River, at 23400 Park Road 12, Washington, TX, 77880—approximately halfway between Brenham and Navasota, off of State Hwy. 105.   From Hwy. 105, follow either FM 912 or FM 1155 to Park Road 12.   For more information and updates, visit www.wheretexasbecametexas.org, or contact office@wheretexasbecametexas.org or (936) 878-2214.

 

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