2013 Calendar & Events

Feb. 14

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Feb. 21

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00 - 2:00pm

Mar. 2

Texas Independence Day and General Sam Houston's Birthday

The Walker County Historical Commission, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, and Sam Houston
Statue and Visitors Center invites the public to celebrate Huntsville's 34th annual Texas
Independence Day and General Sam Houston's Birthday Celebration on Monday, March 2, 2015.

There are several events planned throughout Huntsville including:

Coffee and Reception
9:00am - 10:15am
Gibbs-Powell Houston Walker County Museum
1228 11th Street

Ceremony
11:00am
Oakwood Cemetery - Sam Houston Grave
Speaker: Dr. Alan Lefever, Baylor University
Sam Houston Memorilal Drive (Avenue I) & 9th Street
(rain site Mance Park Middle School)
Baptized Texan Ceremony
During the Gravesite Ceremony

Luncheon
12:30pm
W.S. Gibbs Conference Hall
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th Street
Lower Level, entrance on lower level, west side of building
$20 (RSVP and payment required by Feb 25, 2015) See link for Response Card

"Toast to Texas" and Birthday Cake
2:00pm
Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center
7600 Highway 75 South
Followed by the dedication of the Gene Pipes Amphitheater

To download the day's schedule as well as the Response Card to order lunch, please click this link.
For more information regarding reservations and payments please contact the Walker County
Historical Commission via email at history@co.walker.tx.us or by calling the Commission at
(936) 435-2497. The Museum is not accepting reservations or payments.

For more details on the schedule, please visit www.walkercountyhistory.org, www.huntsvilletexas.com.

Mar. 7

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Mar. 13

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Mar. 21

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration

Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Apr. 4

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration

Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Apr. 11

Woodworking Demonstration

Guerrant Cabin - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Apr. 18

Margaret Lea Houston Birthday Celebration

Museum Grounds
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Margaret Lea Houston’s birthday on Saturday, April 18.  Born in Alabama on April 11, 1819, she married General Sam Houston in 1840.  Margaret was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, poet, musician, strong in her faith, and devoted to her husband and children. 

From 1 to 3pm on the Museum grounds we will continue the tradition that began in 1960 and celebrate the beloved wife of General Sam Houston with an assortment of cakes made by individuals from Huntsville and Walker County.  

There will be children activities and historical demonstrations taking place on the grounds. 

Period dress is welcome. 

Bring the family and enjoy a spring afternoon strolling the historic Museum grounds. 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Mar 1-3

General Sam Houston Folk Festival

Museum Grounds