Events

Levi Jordan Plantation Saturday Site Tours

Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site Brazoria, TX

Join us for a walking tour of the Levi Jordan Plantation and overview of the history of its past occupants, ongoing preservation efforts, and the rich archeological resources that are an important part of interpreting this site. The tour includes a stroll through the quarters area, where former slave residences once stood. October 1-31 10:00 PM – […]

Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Clarksville Cemetery

Clarksville Cemetery 600 West Washington Street, Clarksville, TX

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Clarksville Cemetery."  Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased.  Throughout the […]

Palmito Ranch Book Signing

Brownsville Heritage Museum in the Vezzetti Room 1325 E. Washington Street, Brownsville, TX

The Civil War battlefield of Palmito Ranch has many historical secrets to reveal. Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark, by Dr. Jody E. Ginn and William McWhorter, showcases new historical research on the battles that took place there, and reveals the decades-long processes behind the preservation of the battlefield. Come join Dr. Ginn, […]

Gravestone Symbols and their Meaning in Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery 560 Evergreen Street, Paris, TX

As part of Archeology Month, the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is presenting "Gravestone Symbols and their Meanings in Evergreen." Gravestones are very personal things, used to represent the people that they honor. In the past, different symbols and carvings on gravestones held certain meanings and told the viewer something about the deceased. […]