Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
Anderson's Rosenwald School
A 'National Treasure'
Written by Betty Dunn
"Back in the early 1900's, Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, who also served as a Tuskegee Institute board member, was intrigued enough by an idea of Booker T. Washington to become the benefactor of the Rosenwald School program across the southern United States."
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
April 9th Newsletter - NO Mixer
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation will again not hold a ‘history mixer’ this coming Tuesday, April. 9th. Looking forward to the following Tuesday, April 16th , when John Henry Botkins will present a review of the history of the Texas Rangers. The ‘mixer’ will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room from 5:15 to 6:45 at 120 Farguhar Street on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office. Members are urged to bring a friend or two.
Want to extend a much deserved thanks to our Two Rivers members who overwhelmingly provided refreshments this past Saturday for the Robert Raines Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s the dedication and unveiling of the World War I Monument at Historic Anderson Park in Anderson. The Monument honors over 1200 veterans who had served from Grimes County in 1917-1918 in what has been referred to as the Great War.
A standing room crowd attended the reception held at the park’s adjacent Anderson Methodist Church Family Room and the unveiling ceremony that was conducted by Kathy Wells, Regent of the Robert Raines DAR Chapter. Among those attending were several DAR state officers, as well as U. S. Representative Kevin Brady and Grimes County Judge Joe Fauth III as well as Texas A & M buglers.
The Zuber-Hadley Daughters of the Republic of Texas meet this coming Saturday for lunch at the Classic Rock Café on Washington Avenue in Navasota. Mary Grace Mock of Plantersville, Texas will be the guest. The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s Webmaster, Ronnie Duck, will video and record the DRT meeting for a planned showing at the Two Rivers April 23rd ‘history mixer.’ Mark the date.
The Washington on the Brazos State Park has announced it will hold its 2nd annual Farmer’s Market under the oaks at the visitors’ center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 3rd Saturdays beginning April 20th thru July. There will be an August break and then resume from September thru November. The opening April 20th market will feature a 1900’s Church Wagon serving lunch.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues.
January 1st is the time for members and those wishing to join to pay the annual Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues. Below is the membership fee schedule. Log on to Two Rivers website at: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org , click on the ‘Membership Form’ tab for a membership form. Mail to Judy Reynolds, Treasurer, at P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Texas 77868, or 3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030.
____ Student & Senior (age 18 & under, 60 & over): ----------------------------$10
____ Individual ---------------------------------------------------------------------------$20
____ Family (2 or more from 1 household): ------------------------------------- $30
____ Corporate/Business (store, retail enterprise (profit company) ------ $50
____ Organization, Institutional, Club, church, museum (non-profit)------$50
____ Tributary - Annual donor of $150.00 (or more)----------------------------$150
____ Levee - Patron (trust, estate donations) more than ----------------------$500
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s “Sandbar Histories” books have arrived and available to 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 will be $23.50 each.)
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
3213 Red Robin Loop, Bryan, Texas 77802-3030, or
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868