Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
A GIDEON FOR TEXAS
Written by Russell Cushman
"Sam Houston was an unlikely hero. He was a man who had retired from society and run from his failures and troubles several times. He had tried school teaching, soldering, lawyering, love and politics. His frustrations with them all led him to leave it all behind a second time and join the Indians, whom he had grown to trust and love. Sam Houston had been taught by his mother to aspire to Faith and Honor, but the pitfalls of life had brought him wounds that would not heal, both real and imagined. The last straw was a very public failed marriage, while he was Governor of Tennessee. Suffering such public dishonor, he lost faith in himself and sought his Cherokee mentor, who were known to 'pass the jug'."
To read this entire article and more from "Two Rivers Sandbar Histories" you can order the book.
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.)
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: email@example.com.
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
October 15th Newsletter
A viewing of the short PBS documentary, “The Ghost Army”, will be this Tuesday’s Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer’ at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office. The video covers the “weapon” of a hand-picked “ghost army” that was created on the front lines of World War II. The video will begin at 5:15 p.m. Members are urged to bring guests and the public is always welcome.
Don't forget to visit our EVENTS page listed above in the menu to stay current on upcoming events. Check it often.
NOTICE… The October 15th Watriss & Baldwin planned event at Anderson Community Center has been rescheduled for late February 2020 due to time constraints.
Click on the menu item 'VIDEOS' above to see some of our previous ‘history mixer’ programs.
On Thursday, November 7th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Apinya Srikhwanthong and Rebecca Dias of the Brazos Valley Art Council’s artists at the Horlock House at 1215 East Washington in Navasota will release their book, “Navasota is Beautiful”. The coffee table book relates the history of Navasota as seen by the eyes of the artist in a children’s book.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Hildebrandt at email@example.com to reserve copies. (Mail orders are $23.50 each.)
Check out our website: www.tworiversheritagefoundation.org
Betty Dunn, Newsletter Coordinator, 281-507-1671