Monday, November 11, 2013

Happenings in College Station

The Brazos Heritage Society has been a supporter and donor to an effort to restore Richard Carter Park.  Because of the Society’s support, the following email was received from the leadership of the A&M Garden Club:

Again, thank you for your contributions for improving Richard Carter Park, College Station’s only park with historical significance.  The 15 historic panels in the Interpretative Center have been replaced and are being installed this week.  Other improvements coordinated by the A&M Garden Club with several groups included landscaping to replant trees, shrubs, and native plants and seeds which was done March 23 and October 26, 2013.

The Rededication Ceremony will be Friday, November 15, 11:00 AM, 1800 Brazoswood, College Station.  We hope you will attend to be introduced.

We’ve had great response and increased community appreciation of Richard Carter Park and more awareness of the history of College Station.  College Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  The College Station exhibit at the Bush Library will be open on Saturday, November 16, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Members of the Society are encouraged to attend the Rededication Ceremony and the opening of the College Station Exhibit at the George Bush Library and Museum.

Friday, November 8, 2013

New Issue of TSHA Riding Line Available

The Fall 2013 issue of Riding Line, the newsletter of the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), is now available online.

Featured in this issue is material on the new Texas Almanac, the University of North Texas Lone Star Chair in Texas History, events supporting the Texas State Historical Association, publications, and educational programs.

To read this issue, visit:

Additional information about the TSHA may be found at the following link:

Thursday, November 7, 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, November 20, 2013, at the Aldersgate Church, as they present:

A tribute to our Veterans in appreciation for their service to our country.  There will be a panel discussion with: Dr. James Boone, a WWII Veteran; Bob Pardo, retired USAF, a Vietnam Veteran; and Mike Neu, retired Army, an Iraq War Veteran.  Each will share their stories. 

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 in College Station. 

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 by Friday, November 15, 2013, with Marci Rodgers, Senior Services Coordinator, College Station Parks & Recreation Department, at or by calling 979-764-6351.

Also, please visit the George Bush Library and Museum in recognition of the City of College Station’s 75th anniversary on Saturday, November 16, 2013.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Backroads Newsletter Online

The November 2013 issue of Backroads Newsletter, a product of the Rural Texas Tourism Center, is now available online.

Found in this issue is information about a number of events that will take place in November and December in the surrounding area.

To read this informative newsletter, visit the following link:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The American Soldier – A Photographic Tribute

The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, will host an exhibition of 116 photographs, from the Civil War to the War in Iraq, that will open Friday, November 29, 2013.   This special exhibit – The American Soldier – A Photographic Tribute – will be on view in the Library’s temporary gallery through February 3, 2014.

Persons interested in military history and photography should find this exhibit worth visiting.

Additional information about this exhibit may be found at:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Liendo Plantation Civil War Reenactment

Join other members of the Brazos Heritage Society and attend the Liendo Plantation Civil War Reenactment on Saturday, November 23, 2013, beginning in Hempstead, Texas, for breakfast at 9:00 AM.

For additional information about the day trip to this historical event, contact Stephanie Hilliard, Events Co-Chair, by calling her at 979-777-4924 or by emailing her at

Additional information may also be gleaned by visiting the Liendo Plantation website at:
Please RSVP by November 16, 2013.