Archive for March 1st, 2007

Texas Independence Day Celebration, Part 1

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

This weekend observe the 171st anniversary of Texas Independence at the “Birthplace of Texas” Washington-on-the-Brazos state historic site.

Washington, Texas, is the birthplace of Texas. It is where Texas independence was declared. The “Declaration of Independence” was drafted in just one day and it was signed unanimously on March 2nd, 1836.

Beth Taylor is Executive Director of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association.

What we do during that celebration each year is we transform the park back into the early 1800s, specifically the Republic period, which is 1836-1845. We have costumed performers and interpreters walking around. Folks actually feel as though they’re back in the 1800s.

Visit this Sunday and you’ll have your cake and eat it, too!

The highlight of the weekend celebration will be Sunday at 2pm- there will be an interactive ceremony. This event will be hosted by “The Eyes of Texas” Ron Stone. This ceremony will conclude with Texas’ largest birthday cake for everyone to enjoy.

The Texas Independence Day Celebration is March 3rd and 4th from 10AM until 5PM. All entrance fees for the weekend have been waived. Find details at .

That’s our show for today…with research and writing help from Loren Seeger…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti