Two Rivers "Sandbar Histories"
The following is an excerpt from
Christmas in Texas
Written by Betty Dunn
"The book, Christmas in Texas, by Elizabeth Silverthorne was published in 1990 by Texas A&M University Press. In it, Silverthorne wrote a study of various historical ethnic Christmas celebrations of early Texas.
To begin, Silverthorne claims that Texas's first Christmas was in 1683 when a detachment of Spanish soldiers awoke Christmas morning on barren land overlooking the Rio del Norte, now know as the Rio Grande River. Here, they crossed and planted a 'holy cross' on Texas soil and said mass."
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
July 16th Newsletter
Two Rivers Heritage Foundation’s ‘history mixer’ this Tuesday will see “The Century: America’s Times – 1971-1975” video that also is a visit of the “Moon Walk” as, today, celebrations of its 50th anniversary are prevalent. The ‘mixer’ will be held at Lynn’s Rendezvous Room, 120 Farquhar Street, on the corner across from the Navasota Post Office. The time will be the usual 5:15 to 6:45. Members are urged to bring a guest or two and the public is always invited.
The Texas Czech Genealogical Society would like to share the following information:
TCGS has a new publication book - Just published, Pamatnik Cechoslovaku has 222 pages including many photos and stories along with a surname index. This book is a memorial to the Czechs of Texas for the work they carried out from 1914 to 1920 to benefit the liberation of their homeland. Translated from Czech to English by Martin Petr and Carolyn Holub.
Also everyone is invited to attend the July 20, 2019 8AM - 4PM Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) event -- Missing: Our Elusive Family Members - MIAs, Orphans, and Adoptions at the Caldwell Civic Center (see attached flyer for list of speakers). For more information and registration forms, please go to the TCGS website www.txczgs.orgThe Texas Czech Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History invites you to join the Annual Live Butterfly Release on Saturday, July 27th, from 9 am - 12 pm. Starting at 9 am, check- in with a reception and enjoy live music, crafts, and free Museum admission with the purchase of a Monarch Butterfly. Monarchs and wishes will be released at 10 am and brunch style refreshments will be served.
There will also be a special prize for children in a butterfly (or caterpillar) themed costume.
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 email@example.com or Lynn Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org 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