Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sam Houston IV Teaching Texas History - Watercolor Painting

Sam Houston IV Teaching Texas History -
Watercolor Commissioned by Kameron Searle
Above is the watercolor painting Kameron Searle commissioned of Sam Houston IV teaching Texas history. From a photograph of Sam Houston IV passionately teaching Texas history as the keynote speaker at the 2011 Texas Independence Day celebrations at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the artist incorporated themes from the famous painting of General Sam Houston pointing towards the San Jacinto Battlefield. Sam Houston IV's avocation was teaching Texas history which he did exceedingly well  and whenever he got the chance for most of his adult life.

The painting was the work of artist Maryna Voloshyna. The painting was commissioned at the time of Sam Houston IV's passing in 2017. Ben Warren IV, President of the Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas in Katy, Texas, presented the members of Sam Houston IV's family with framed copies of the print.

Note: As Kameron Searle discovered in his research regarding Sam Houston's horse, the color of the horse was corrected to reflect the historically accurate gray color. Many historical sources reflect General Sam Houston's proclivity for riding gray horses throughout his life.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

2018 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion Heading to San Jacinto Battlefield

Reggie Nalley and Gene Hennigan have provided the following information about the 2018 Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion:

Hey there Palmers!

It's time for a reunion. This year we will be celebrating the reunion at the San Jacinto Battle Reenactment the weekend of April 20th thru 22nd, 2018. The admission is Free. Bring all your family, kids, and grandchildren for an eventful weekend. See the attached flyer for more details.

We have a hotel (Candlewood Suites) set up with a block of rooms with a special rate. Information and number is in the attachment. You need to call and reserve your room. Be sure to tell them your with the Palmer Reunion. We will have a meet and greet there Friday night. Bring your pictures and artifacts to share.

Saturday the reenactment will be held at the San Jacinto Battlegrounds and Monument. It's a great show and there is tons of history inside the monument. The Battleship Texas is also right across the road if you haven't seen it.

Saturday night we will have a banquet just down the street from the monument at the Monument Inn. We have Jack Edmondson who plays General Sam Houston in the reenactment as a guest speaker.

Please contact Reggie Nalley or Gene Hennigan at the numbers and emails below if you have any questions.

Please RSVP with your dinner meal selections asap for the banquet.

Reggie Nalley
Gene Hennigan

2018 Palmer/Parmer Reunion at San Jacinto Battlefield

2018 Palmer/Parmer Reunion Itinerary

2018 Palmer/Parmer Reunion Hotel and Banquet Information

The Palmer/Parmer Family Reunion is held by the descendants of Martin Parmer (born Martin Palmer) 1778-1850. Originally a frontiersman and Indian fighter known as the Ring Tailed Panther, Martin Parmer was a key player in every major political event of the Texas Revolution including the Consultation of 1835 at San Felipe, the General Council of the Texas Provisional Government and the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos in March 1836. He had also been a leader during the Fredonian Rebellion in 1826-1827. He nominated Henry Smith to be the first American born Governor of Texas, he voted to create the Texas Rangers, he seconded Sam Houston's motion to adopt the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico, and he was chairman of the committee that drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.