The silver anniversary of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival will be a golden opportunity for history buffs to stand in the presence of the past as they pay tribute to on of the state’s founding fathers on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
- Time returns to the days when the first and third President of the Republic of Texas lived on the land as tourists walk past Sam Houston’s personal items during a museum tour, which includes a look at his second lieutenant epaulets form the War of 1812, his flintlock pistol, a sword and a silver teapot formed from the coins he received for his service to the military in the battle of Horseshoe Bend.
- Learn about life in the 19th century as costumed historical characters demonstrate daily chores.
- Echoes of the 1800’s will be heard in the songs performed by the Lone Star Bluegrass Band, the Gillette Brothers, The No-Foolin’ String Band, the Houston Celtic Chorus and the Celtaire String Band.
- If traditional music strikes a chord in your heart, learn how to play a tune at a dulcimer workshop.
- The fleet feet of the Sahawe Indian Dancers will honor Native American culture, the beauty of Ballet Folklorico de Huntsville will wow the crowd and the movements of the Prime Time Dancers will conjure up mental images of days gone by.
…and much more!
Admission: On Friday tickets are $3 for all ages; on Saturday adults are admitted for $8, children between the ages of 5 – 12 admitted for $3 and children under the age of 5 can enter for free.
When: April 27 – 28, 2012
Where: The grounds of The Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville (the city where Sam Houston spent his last years).
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