Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday

Join the Walker County Historical Commission, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and the City of Huntsville Tourism Department for the annual Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston’s Birthday celebration on Tuesday, March 2nd. Every year, the day kicks off with a coffee reception at the Walker County Museum: Gibbs-Powell House. From there, guests meet at Oakwood Cemetery to honor the life of Sam Houston on his birthday. The gravesite ceremony will also include the SHSU ROTC Color Guard and Rifle Team, special musical selections and speakers, the laying of the wreaths by dependents of Sam Houston, and the much anticipated “Baptized a Texan” ceremony.  Immediately following the gravesite ceremony is a luncheon hosted by the Walker County Historical Commission and a “Toast to Texas” and birthday cake sponsored by the City of Huntsville Tourism Department. To receive a letter or email from about how to participate in these events, please contact the staff at the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center. For more information, call (936) 291-9726 or email vcenter@huntsvilletx.gov

 

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