Capturing and Preserving the Rich Cultural History
of Grimes County, Texas and the Surrounding Brazos Valley
A short list of our accomplishments, hopes, and dreams...
A building to serve as a local history museum and repository for historic documents, artifacts, etc., acquired through donations and acquisitions.
Grant awards in 2021: Union Pacific Foundation $5000 Community Ties grant award to be used for a mural in downtown Navasota; and Humanities Texas Relief Award for $11, 975 to fund many of our projects.
Local history "Sandbar" articles written for the Navasota Examiner.
Published books titled "Sandbar Histories I" and "Sandbar Histories II", available for sale [see below].
Texas Historical Commission markers applied for, approved, and dedicated.
Historic Cemetery designation and markers applied for and approved.
Orphan Train presentation, attended by largest number of the orphans' descendants ever.
Brazos Valley Gives participation in 2021-2022.
Bi-monthly history mixers, including speakers like Justice Ken Wise of Wise About Texas podcast, local community leaders, descendants of local historical figures, Bullock Museum historical presentations, and many more.
Weekly newsletter for members.
Create a self-guided walking tour of Historic Homes and Buildings.
Build on the multi-cultural history of our community.
Video interviews to record histories of local citizens.
History Harvest to collect and scan historical documents, private papers, and Bibles.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation Publications
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation has two published books, "Sandbar Histories I" and "Sandbar Histories II." If you are looking for a great gift idea, consider these history story books, each containing over two years of the “Grains from the Sandbar” column in the Navasota Examiner weekly newspaper since August 2015. You can purchase these books at our mixers; "Sandbar Histories II" is available on Amazon.
"Sandbar Histories I" cover art by local artist Nikki Sullivan.
"Sandbar Histories II" cover art by local artist Rebecca Dias.
JOIN and be a part of our mission to protect and preserve our heritage!
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The mission of Two Rivers Heritage Foundation is to learn, teach, conserve, and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of Texas and to establish a repository for preservation of historic documents and artifacts of Navasota and its surrounding region to be made available for research, study, education and the enlightenment and gratification of all people of all ages.
BEST MUSEUM at...
Horlock Art Gallery & History Museum
Navasota, Texas 77868
Best Museum is open by appointment only.
To make an appointment:
Exhibits, at this time, include the City of Navasota’s historical collection of the Horlock's, Christian Becker, Jesse and Herbert Youens, Schumacher's, and Texas Rangers; as well as the Two Rivers’ exhibit of the ”Railroads that built Navasota.”
Mance Lipscomb exhibit, Navasota's world reknown blues singer, guitarist, songster.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
Chairman: Kathy Cave Wells
Vice-Chairman: Betty Dunn
Secretary: Lynn Hildebrandt
Treasurer: Baker Goodwin
Parliamentarian: Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
John Henry Botkin
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Celebrating the Rich Multi-Cultural History of Our Community