Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
BLUES FEST WEEKEND by Russell Cushman
"In 1976, 81-year-old Mance Lipscomb, local farm worker and Texas blues legend, passed away in Navasota. He could have been justifiably billed as the last of the authentic first-generation blues masters. And like most of the rest of his contemporaries, his name likely to be forgotten, but for one main factor. Lipscomb's admiring fans would not let that happen.
Lipscomb had an army of devoted fans, from local music lovers to internationally famous performers who held him and his life above the rest. Local fans like Mark and Nancy Bouliane and John Fultz, fellow musicians like Richard Chase, Dr. Michael Bimbaum, and Terry Owen, and author-musician Glen Alyn found a common bond in desiring to create an appropriate tribute. They enjoyed the moral support of many music greats who knew and loved Mance Lipscomb and his music, such as Taj Majal, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Miller, Eric Clapton, and many more."
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
January 15th Newsletter
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation starts off its 2019 ‘history mixers’ with a tour of the historic St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at Anderson this coming Tuesday, January 15th. Please be at the Church no later than 5:15. The church is located on the western edge of Anderson on Highway 90. Easy parking.
Tommy Zymczak will guide the tour of the church that was built 100 years ago in 1917 during World War I. It was first organized in 1871 when several Polish families migrated to the Anderson area. It was the first brick church edifice built in Grimes County. At the time of its dedication in 1918 the church membership was 168 families of Polish descendant and one German family. Today, there are a total of 268 family memberships.
Members are urged to bring a guest or two.
ATTENTION: Horlock House Gallery Exhibition
Saturday, January 26th 2-4 p.m.
Artists-in-Residence Apinya Srikhwanthong, Hannah Duggan, and Rebecca Dias, along with the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and City of Navasota, invite you to attend the final exhibition and farewell for the Fall Artist Residency at the Horlock House Art Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be live music by Johnny and Lise` McNally.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation will also hold the Best Museum open for the event. We look forward to your attendance!
The Horlock House is located at 1215 East Washington Avenue, in Navasota, Texas.
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