Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Sons of the Republic of Texas Annual State Convention - Fort Worth, Texas

The Annual State Convention of the Sons of the Repubic of Texas is Friday afernoon through Saturday evening, April 10-11, 2015 at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (817-335-7000). For hotel information contact: Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel. The Conference is Friday afternoon, 4:30 - 6:00 PM and on Saturday, 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM. Registration to attend should be received by the SRT State Office by March 18, which is not far off. For more information contact: The Sons of the Republic of Texas at Click here for additonal registration fees and details.

James Bevill at Heritage Society Tea Room March 19, 2015

 Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series presents How to Spend Your Way Out of a Debt Crisis: Lessons from the Republic of Texas by James P. Bevill Thursday, March 19, 2015 The Heritage Society Tea Room 12–1 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members Award-winning author James P. Bevill pulls no punches in this enlightening presentation about the role that money and finances played in the founding of and the ultimate loss of sovereignty by the Republic of Texas. The story covers handwritten promises, treasury warrants, audited paper, stock, debt instruments and all issues of Republic of Texas paper money. An overview of how these fit together will tell an uncensored history of Texas which describes a government on the brink of both military and financial extinction. The surprising and sometimes shocking revelations about the Republic of Texas' finances and the consequences for Texas' brief independence will forever change the listener's view of the revolution and its aftermath. Jim Bevill has spent his career in the financial services industry since graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1983. He is a Senior Vice President – Wealth Management in the River Oaks office of UBS Financial Services. He is the author of The Paper Republic: The Struggle for Money, Credit and Independence in the Republic of Texas, a non-fiction work on the social and economic history of Texas from the colonial period through the annexation by the United States in 1845. If you would like to reserve a box lunch for this lecture, please contact Elizabeth Martin at or 713|655|1912, ext. 101 by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Jerry & Marvy Finger Lecture Series is made possible by the generosity of the Jerry and Nanette Finger Foundation & the Marvy Finger Family Foundation. The Heritage Society is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Pattison Area Heritage Society Fund Raiser - Antique Appraisal - March 7, 2015

Mark you calendar and get your Collectibles, Treasure, Antiques and Stuff - EVERYTHING that you want to get a sense of its value, and come on out and have it appraised.  The Pattison Area Heritage Society is hosting this fundraiser on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Pattison Volunteer Fire Department from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Pattison, Texas.


Location: Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Dept., 2950 FM 359 North, Pattison, TX
Time: 1PM to 4PM
Cost: $25 for the 1st item appraised, and $20 for each additional item appraised.
There will be also be a silent auction as well during the event. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the event, as well.
And we are delighted to have a Certified and Licensed Appraiser helping make this event happen. The appraiser will be M.D. “Shorty” Yeaman. He will appraise anything you bring to the event, too.
Now get this! The special offering of this event, normal appraisals go for $100 and up or 20% of the value of certain items if you go to an appraiser. This is a bargain, folks. So bring your stuff, collectibles, jewelry, treasures, and antiques. And if the item is too large to move inside, the appraiser will go outside to your vehicle.
Thank you, Pattison Area Heritage Society

2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium

A principal Chief of the Cherokees, Chief Bowl (also called Chief Bowles) or Duwali, tried repeatedly to negotiate title to his tribe's lands in East Texas. Image courtesy of Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium
American Indians in Spanish, Mexican and Anglo Texas History

Who were the Native Americans who lived in the land we now call Texas?  How did they react when Spaniards, Mexicans, Anglo-Americans and, yes, other Indians, made their way onto - some say "invaded" - their lands?  How did these interactions affect the development of Texas under Spain, Mexico, Republic of Texas and the United States?

Six scholars at the 15th annual San Jacinto Symposium break this complex subject into manageable pieces: Indian sovereignties; the Caddo tribes; the Plains tribes; the Alabama-Coushatta; Cherokee and other immigrant tribes; and the Cynthia Ann Parker case and its mythology.  Speakers will include Juliana Barr, F. Todd Smith, Sheri Shuck-Hall, Thomas Britten, Brian DeLay, and Paul Carlson.

The 2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium will be held at The United Way Community Resource Center located at 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77007 on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  A payment of $65.00 covers the speakers, lunch, parking, exhibits and more.  Late registration is $80 and based on availability. The 2015 Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is a presentation of the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, reclaim, and restore the San Jacinto Battleground and build greater public awareness and scholarship concerning the Battle of San Jacinto. The Symposium offers Certified Professional Education (CPE) credits for teachers.

For additional information, call (713) 237-8997 or email or visit the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy web site.