2017 Calendar & Events

Ongoing

Scavenger Hunt!
Main Museum - Rotunda
Free!

Try your hand at hunting down the answers in the Museum's fun Scavenger Hunt for Museum visitors!


Jan 7- Feb
28

The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
Exhibit Gallery, Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

The civil rights movement from 1954 to the 1980s changed the face of the nation, laying the groundwork for crusades by other minorities to claim their rights.  The efforts to achieve equality produced a revolutionary social impact.  This exhibition illustrates the movement's enduring significance by focusing on the people and the events that made it possible.  The exhibition with feature photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, The Road to the Promised Land:  Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement surveys the civil rights movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s.  The Road to the Promised Land is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Photograph courtesy of the National Civil Rights Museum and Archives, Memphis, Tennessee.

Jan. 28

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Feb. 4

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Spinning Craft

Feb. 11

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

Woodshop

Feb. 18

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration
Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Kick-Wheel-Pottery

Feb. 18

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Mar. 2

Sam Houston Birthday & Texas Independence Day Celebration

There are events throughout the day at various locations throughout Huntsville. The public is invited and encouraged to participate. If you are interested in attending the luncheon or plan to be baptized, there is a required payment and reservation (please see details below). The other activities are free to the public. In cooperation with The Walker County Historical Commission, and the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center, the day's plan is as follows:

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

Ceremony
11:00am
Oakwood Cemetery - Sam Houston Grave
Speaker: The Honorable Mark. W. White, 43rd Governor of Texas (1983-1987)
Sam Houston Memorial Drive (Avenue I) & 9th Street
(Rain site is Mance Park Middle School)
Baptized Texan Ceremony (during the Gravesite Ceremony)
**$15 for T-shirt and Certificate due February 15, 2017**

Luncheon
12:30pm
W.S. Gibbs Conference Hall
Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center
Sam Houston Memorial Museum
1402 19th Street, lower level
Sam Houston statue dedication during luncheon
**$20 RSVP and payment required by February 25, 2017**

"Toast to Texas" and Birthday Cake
2:00pm
Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center
7600 Highway 75 South

For more information on reservations and payment, please contact Jamie Matthews, City of Huntsville Tourism Department via email at jmatthews@huntsvilletx.gov or call 936-291-5931.

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

Mar. 4

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Spinning Craft

Mar. 11

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

Woodshop

Mar. 18

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration
Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Kick-Wheel-Pottery

Mar. 25

Blacksmithing Demonstration
Joshua's Forge - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Blacksmithing Photo 1

Apr. 1

Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
Woodland Home Front Porch
10:00am - 2:00pm

Spinning Craft

Apr. 8

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

Woodshop

Apr. 15

Kick Wheel Pottery Making Demonstration
Raven's Pottery Shed - Museum Grounds
10:00am - 2:00pm

Kick-Wheel-Pottery

May 12, 13-14

30th Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival
Museum Grounds

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