Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brazos Heritage Society Contributes to Boonville Days

On October 5, 2013, the 8th Annual Boonville Days – Living History Fair was held at the Brazos Center.  This event, orchestrated by the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, highlighted life in historic Boonville and provided opportunities to learn about the history of Brazos County.  In addition, a number of organizations – many of which were service organizations – were present.  A number of members of the Brazos Heritage Society were also present and contributed to this learning experience 

Nat Hilliard, Immediate Past President of the Society, showed how butter was churned, which was a big hit with attendees.  In addition, Sheila Fields, Research Chair, had an informative display about the history of Boonville.  Randy and Stephanie Hilliard, Event Co-Chairs, were present and provided information about the Society.

Dan Beto, the Society’s President, took a number of photographs during the day, many of which may be seen in the Smilebox below.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Camp Hearne Living History Event

Plan to attend the Camp Hearne Living History Event on October 19, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Camp Hearne, a World War II Prisoner of War Camp, is located approximately three miles northwest of Hearne on FM 485. 

The Events Committee of the Brazos Heritage Society proposes that members who plan to attend this event join them at 9:00 AM at Mary’s El Alamo at 206 West 3rd Street in Hearne for breakfast prior to going to the POW Camp.  Breakfast will be provided by the Brazos Heritage Society to current members. 

For additional information, feel free to contact Randy Hilliard at or Stephanie Hilliard at, or call Dan Beto at 822-1273.

Additional information about Camp Hearne may be found at this link:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nominating Committee Members Named

Members of the Nominating Committee have been appointed; the members of this important committee are as follows:

Beverly Myers, Chair,
Tom McDonald,
Sheila Fields,
Linda Roberts,

This committee is responsible for developing a slate of officers for next year. Positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Any Society member interested in serving in one of these leadership positions should contact Beverly Myers or any other member of the committee.

It is the committee’s desire to have a slate of nominees by the end of the year for presentation at the Annual Membership Meeting in February 2014.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Exploring History Lunch Lecture Series

The College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee have developed an outstanding Exploring History Lunch Lectures Series for 2013.  Please join them on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the Aldersgate Church, as they present:

And Then There Were Maggies
Featuring Linda Harvell, Sarah Hensz, and Margaret Griffith, early women accepted at Texas A&M University.

The luncheon is $5.00 per person, payable at the door, and begins at 11:30 AM in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 2201 Earl Rudder Freeway South in College Station.  The speakers will begin at noon. 

Parking is available in the main lot to the south of the building.  Enter through the main double doors, take a left, and you will be directed to the meeting room.   In case you are not familiar with this facility, it is located just north of Academy, Gander Mountain, and Dickey’s, on the frontage road between Southwest Parkway and Harvey Road. 

Reservations are required and must be made with Marci Rodgers, Senior Services Coordinator, College Station Parks & Recreation Department, at or by calling 979-764-6351.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Texas Insights

The Texas State Historical Association, in cooperation with its partners, offers Texas Insights, an electronic newsletter designed to share opportunities for Texas teachers and students while promoting effective instructional practices.

The October 2013 (Vol. IV, Issue 2) edition of this electronic publication may be read by going to:

To access previous issues of Texas Insights, go to the following link:

For more information about the Teaching Texas program, visit: