Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
A REBEL WIFE ...
Written by Betty Dunn
"When reading and researching early history of the Republic of Texas and the following Statehood, we find the names of many historical men. To be sure, wives and families were at home 'holding down' the home front.
There are droves of heroic women of the Republic and Statehood. Many had come to the Texas raw frontier from comfortable homes to dwell in tents and a quickly throw together one room dirt floored shack usually accompanied by a passel of small children.
There are many here in Grimes County we could talk about. One, is Elizabeth Scott Neblett. Her diary and letters of 1852-1864 were comprised into the book, A Rebel Wife in Texas ..."
To read this entire article and more from "Two Rivers Sandbar Histories" you can order the book.
Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders will be $23.50 each.)
Each week we will endeavor to showcase excerpts from each of the writings from the book. So check back often to see portions of the 'treasures' it contains.
NOTICE: BEST MUSEUM at the Horlock House
1215 Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868.
Any organization or individuals who would like to visit the newly organized Best Museum by the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation are welcome.
Exhibits, at this time, include the City of Navasota’s historical collection of the Horlocks, Christian Becker, Jesse and Herbert Youens, Schumachers, and Texas Rangers; as well as the Two Rivers’ exhibit of the ”Railroads that built Navasota.”
Mance Lipscomb exhibit, Navasota's world known blues singer, guitarist, songster. Those wishing to see the Best Museum please contact E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
Officers & Board of Directors
Chairman: Betty Dunn
Secretary: Mildred Edwards
Treasurer: Judy Reynolds
John Henry Botkin
Margaret Van Wagner Eppler
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868
September 17th Newsletter
William Hardt, Methodist archivist and historian, will highlight the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer’. The ‘mixer’ will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office from 5:15 to 6:45. Hardt’s topic will be an historical regional account of “2 Braids” along with a Power Point video. Hardt resides at nearby Brenham. Members are urged to bring a guest or two and the public is always welcome.
NOTICE: Kathy Day will be a visiting guest of the Tuesday, September 24th Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer.’ Day, the renowned and now retired Navasota’s High School’ history teacher, has planned a ‘history mixer’ you won’t want to miss.
NOTICE: Also scheduled is a second appearance of Curt Locklear, historian, author, and musician, at the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer’ on Tuesday, October 1st at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room. Members attending his first appearance well remember that fun evening. That’s Tuesday, October 1st.
This coming Saturday, September 21, 2019:
The staff of the San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site and the Austin and Waller County Historical Commission/Societies are inviting Two Rivers Heritage Foundation members to a free fun filled training at the new museum set for Saturday, September 21, 2019, starting at 9am-2:30pm. The address for the museum is 220 2nd Street, San Felipe.
The morning session will be conducted by a group of ladies from Family Search. They will teach one-on-one help how to work their genealogy search program. Lunch is brown bag with drinks furnished by the Museum. The staff will have a short program during lunch.
At 1 pm, you will learn how we have preserved our photos and papers and then saved them on a cloud to be accessed from anywhere. Check out wallercountyhistory.org to see what we have saved. We started out small and cheap! We found a bargain that allowed us to scan newspapers and the rest is history.
Due to available space, we are limited to 75 people. If we get too many, we will have another session at a later date. Reservations are on a first come, first served.
Call the museum and get your name in. 979-885-2181 ext. 6.
Questions? Bryan McCauley, 979-885-2181 ext. 6, Grace Holtkamp,
979-885-2169. Truett Bell, 281-375-5793.
Click on the menu item 'VIDEOS' above to see some of our previous ‘history mixer’ programs.
The Texas Historical Commission webinars.
Contact: https://www.thc.texas.gov/ for more information.
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books are 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 through the years 2016 and 2017. The price is $20. This is a fund-raising project for the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s Development Fund. 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. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671