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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Texas Independence Day March 2

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Kick off Texas History Month at the Capitol Visitors Center on Saturday, March 5th. Watch the Independence Parade along Congress Avenue beginning at 11:00 A.M., and then come over to the Visitors Center and learn more about the history of our state. The Texas General Land Office will have many documents and artifacts on display, some of which date back to the 1500s. Historical re-enactors from the Spanish, French and Revolutionary eras will be on hand to talk with you. The Visitors Center also features exhibits and films about the history of the Capitol and Texas.


Step 1 Visit Washington-on-the-Brazos, where the Texas Independence Convention signed the Republic into being. It's now a state park with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits open year round, with plenty of rousing events during the week of March 2.

Step 2 Travel to San Antonio and tour the Alamo.

Step 3 Watch "The Alamo" starring John Wayne as Davy Crockett.

Step 4 Throw a Happy Birthday Texas party. Suggest that guests come dressed as cowboys or Alamo freedom fighters; serve cowboy camp grub and Tex-Mex goodies, play songs about Texas and tell Texas jokes.


"Independence is declared; it must be maintained."
Sam Houston - March 2, 1836

Texas Independence Day marks the date that Texas became an independent Republic. Texans will celebrate on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 with parades, festivals, events and family festivities. They celebrate a proud day in Texas history. Texas Independence Day March 2 Celebrate Texas History in March History of the Lone Star State

1 comment:

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