A short list of our accomplishments, hopes, and dreams...
Grant awards in 2021: Union Pacific Foundation $5000 Community Ties grant award; Humanities Texas Relief Award for $11, 975.
Local history "Sandbar" articles written for the Navasota Examiner.
Published book titled "Sandbar Histories", available for sale [see below].
Texas Historical Commission markers applied for and approved.
La Salle Day event commemorating the end of the Frenchman's explorations in Texas on March 26, 2022.
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.
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History Harvest to collect and scan historical documents, private papers, and Bibles.
A building to serve as a local history museum and repository for historic documents, artificats, etc., acquired through donations and acquisitions.
TWO RIVERS “'SANDBAR' HISTORIES” BOOKS
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” book is available for purchase. If you are looking for a fascinating gift idea these historical books will make a great gift!! The books contain over two years of the “Grains from the Sandbar” columns that have been complimentarily offered to the Navasota Examiner weekly newspaper since August 2015. The price is $20 or $23.50 for mail orders.
The cover art is by local artist Nikki Sullivan.
Contact Betty Dunn at email@example.com or Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve copies.
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.