FAMOUS TEXAS WOMEN | A Special Program: Sunday, May 8
From Angelina Eberley, the shopkeeper who fired a cannon on Congress Avenue to thwart Sam Houston from moving the capitol of the Republic of Texas out of Austin, to Ann Richards, the folksy white-haired governor, Texas women have always been a big part of Lone Star history.
On Mother's Day, May 8, two special programs at Pioneer Farms will honor Texas moms past and present.
First, a walking tour of our Historic Homes will allow you to see how mothers lived with their families from the 1840s to 1900, from tipis along Walnut Creek to log cabins to Green Revival manses. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Then, at 2 p.m., a special program on Famous Texas Women in our out historic Wessels dance hall that will showcase the notable accomplishments of female Texans from the 1800s until now, featuring stories of grit and determination that you won;t find in most history books. Texas women are a hardy and special lot, and they have excelled from the earliest days at professions ranging from ranchers and circus owners to bridge-builders and pilots to shootists and statesmen.
The program runs from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $8 a person for adults, and $6 for children. Best part: Moms are free.
Seating is limited. Book now to make sure you get a place for this special Texas history event for Mom!