Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
EARLY TEXAS DOCUMENTS AT YALE UNNIVERSITY??
Written by Betty Dunn
"Why is it that Yale university has 'some of the best early Texas history archives outside of Texas?' They are archived in the Western Americana collections of Yale's Beinecke Library.
The answer identifies a Yale graduate and a Harvard graduate who became fascinated with Texas and the Southwest. They both became successful business men that provided the resources to collect Texas and Mexico gems of history."
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
August 13th Newsletter
The Two Rivers Heritage Foundation ‘history mixer’ this Tuesday, August 13th, will be a viewing of 1982 photos of the historic downtown businesses of Navasota, that includes Washington Avenue. These photos are part of the National Register of Historic Places of Navasota’s Commercial District made by the U. S. Department of the Interior National Park Service that is dated October of 1982. Come see the many changes!! The ‘mixer’ will be at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office, at the usual time of 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. We urge members to bring guests and the public is always welcome.
THE MONTGOMERY HISTORICAL SOCIETY meets this Thursday, August 15th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Baptist Church in Montgomery. There will be a discussion of upcoming events scheduled for October 12th for the Thanksgiving Luncheon and Christmas in Historic Montgomery. The speaker will be Courtney Russell who will introduce the Society’s new website and Facebook page. Courtney is in need of photos of Society owned properties. She is hoping those attending will bring photos. Tickets for the “Voices From the Past” event will go on sale at the Modern Farmhouse in Montgomery and online.
Click on menu item 'VIDEOS' above to see several of our previous ‘history mixer’ programs.
The Texas Historical Commission webinars.
Contact: https://www.thc.texas.gov/ for more information.
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s 2019 membership dues.
NOW OVERDUE ARE THE TWO RIVERS JANUARY 2019 MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE annual Two Rivers “Membership Book”. May 1st is the deadline.... Below is the 2019 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 Two Rivers Heritage Foundation, P. O. Box 66, Navasota, Texas 77868.
____ 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
THANK YOU TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED TWO RIVERS WITH THEIR 2019 DUES!!!!!!! WE HAVE SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS WHO HAVE JOINED!!!
TWO RIVERS “SANDBAR HISTORIES” BOOKS
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
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation
c/o Judy Reynolds
P.O. Box 66,
Navasota, TX. 77868