Hands On Texas History!
I was terribly disappointed to be unable to visit the town of Goliad last year, but I decided that my labyrinthitis simply wouldn’t allow me to be as mobile as I would need to be to view all that I wanted to see as well as the reenactment of what we call the Goliad massacre, just another piece of the horrible price so many paid along the road to the day we celebrate as Texas Independence Day.
There has to be a reason why our young people are losing the sense of who we are and the cost it has taken to build not only the state we call Texas, but this country called America. The Goliad massacre, grizzly though it was, can today be used as a great teaching tool for all of us.
This year, I will be there (March 29-30), and I hope that I will see some of you there as well. What an interesting and fun way to brush up on a little history, see some of the state, and probably revive a whole lot of Texas pride!
Below you will find the 2014 schedule of events. If you haven’t read our refresher article on just what happened in Goliad back in 1836, click on the link above to do that now.
The Texas Army along with the Crossroads of Texas Living History Association put on a re-creation of the occupation of the Presidio La Bahia by Colonel Fannin and the Goliad Massacre.
SATURDAY, March 29th 9:00 GATES OPEN 10:00 1ST SKIRMISH 10:30 LIVING HISTORY AT CAMPSITES 10:30 CAVALRY PRESENTATION AT AMPHITHEATER 11:00 LECTURE IN CHAPEL
12:00 SHOWING OF VIDEO “PRESIDIO LA BAHIA AND ITS PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF TEXAS” IN CHAPEL
1:30 2ND SKIRMISH
2:00 LIVING HISTORY AT CAMPSITES
2:15 LECTURE IN CHAPEL
3:00 BATTLE OF COLETO CREEK
3:30 LIVING HISTORY AT CAMPSITES
5:00 GATES CLOSE
6:30-9:00 CANDLELIGHT TOUR – ENTER AT SOUTH GATE
SUNDAY, March 30th
9:00 GATES OPEN
9:30 ISAAC HAMILTON – A PRISONER BY DAVID SCOTT
10:00 DEATH MARCH FROM CHAPEL TO ACTUAL MASSACRE SITE Followed by ISAAC HAMILTON – A SURVIVOR BY DAVID SCOTT Followed by EXECUTION OF FANNIN AND THE WOUNDED TEXIANS
Followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE STARTS IN CHAPEL FOLLOWED BY A PROCESSION TO THE FANNIN MONUMENT FOR THE CONCLUSION