Monday, July 18, 2016

Texas Heritage Society - September 8, 2016 Quarterly Meeting - Featuring Dr. Caroline Crimm

Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30 PM

How Bernardo de Galvez helped win the American Revolution
by Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm is a Professor of History at Sam Houston State University

The Texas Heritage Society will be holding their next quarterly meeting at the Woodlands Community Center located at 2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The meeting is open to the public and will feature Dr. Caroline Crimm, Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, who will speak to us about the fascinating story of how Bernardo de Galvez the namesake of Galveston, Texas helped win the American Revolution.  Dr. Crimm has provided the following teaser about her much anticipated talk,

"Everyone has heard of Galveston, but did you know that the man for whom it was named helped George Washington win the American Revolution? Bernardo de Galvez spent 2 years (1777-1779) outwitting the British by sending supplies up the Mississippi in secret to General Washington, then spent the next three years (1779-1781) beating the British soundly on the Mississippi and in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to Washington's victory at Yorktown. It is a fascinating and little known story of a Spanish Patriot who helped create the United States."

Everyone is welcome. The motto of the Texas Heritage Society is "Discover, Understand and Preserve." The Texas Heritage Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of Texas' rich and unique history.  It is based in The Woodlands, Texas.

Woodlands Community Center
Room 109
2235 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380