Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
PAMELA PURYEAR, Rustler of Heirloom Roses
Written by Betty Dunn
"Pamela Puryear, an 8th generation Navasota Texan, was a scholarly woman of many talents. Rustling heirloom roses was just one of her many accomplishments.
Thomas Christopher in his book, 'In Search of Lost Roses', made this statement: 'Pam Puryear was certainly one of the most colorful (of rose rustlers).' He continued: 'She was a well-educated but reclusive Texas lady who lived in a crumbling mansion her grandfather had built according to a pattern purchased from a magazine. Pam used to carry an old cavalry saber with her while ...'"
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
February 12th Newsletter
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation members and friends will "Meet the Founders of the Navasota Music Study Club" at this Tuesday’s ‘history mixer.’ Who were they, what did they do, where did they live, how did they influence Navasota a century ago, what can we learn from their lives? Mavis Anderson will share information about these eleven women--some professional musicians, and some simply trained amateurs--from diverse backgrounds. They were strong, talented, interesting people and deserve to be remembered. 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.
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP…February 21st.
Marie Fuqua is scheduled to present another of the Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s genealogy workshops Thursday, February 21st. It will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room beginning at 5:30. Those attending who have laptops are urged to bring them to the workshop for hands on use.
Marie, again, spent several days this holiday season at Salt Lake City in Utah where the Latter Day Saints vast genealogy collection is located and openly available to researchers. Those searching for ancestors have easy online access to its Family Search website. It is a free website that requires no fees and is continually adding new digitized genealogical information.
Those wishing to attend this workshop should please contact Ann Fuqua, Two Rivers Genealogical Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited to approximately twenty. You do not need to be a member of Two Rivers to attend this workshop. The public is welcome. There is no charge.
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