Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Texas Heritage Society - "Remember Goliad!" Tour of Texas History No. 4

Texas Heritage Society First Vice President, Hewitt Clark, has announced the intinerary for the Tour of Texas History #4. Mark your calenders and keep this date open.

Hotel rooms are available at the Antler's Inn in Goliad, Texas (1013 US Hwy 59 S.). Telephone 361-645-8215. Double rooms are $58. Here is the revised tour schedule.

Saturday Feb 6, 2010:

12:00 noon--Meet at the Hanging Tree Restaurant in Goliad, Texas (144 N. Courthouse Square) for lunch and to discuss plans.

1:00--Walking tour of the historic plaza area with guide Benny Martinez.

2:00--Travel to General Zaragoza's home for lecture about Cinco de Mayo.

3:00--Special lecture by the Director of the Presidio La Bahia about the 1813 McGee-Gutierrez Expediton including the "bloodiest day in Texas history," the bloody arm flag and Capt. Dimmit's Declaration of Independence in 1835, and the massacre of 400 Texas soldiers under the command of Col. Fannin in 1836. This lecture will be followed by a tour of the Presidio.

6:00--Dinner at Hanging Tree Restaurant and a talk about the Cart War and Violence in Goliad from 1850-1870 by Mr Starr, author and historian.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010:

8:00--Breakfast, to be announced.

9:00--Tour and lecture at the Mission.

10:00-- Mass at the Mission for those wishing to participate.

11:00--Travel ten miles to the Coleto Creek battle site for a lecture by Benny Martinez and relatives.

For reservations and further information please contact:

Hewitt Clarke

Click here to vist the Texas Heritage Society's web site.

Photograph above of the Presidio La Bahia is courtesy of Joe and Lynn Keith. All rights reserved.

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