"Texas, Our Texas" is a collaborate event between museums, historical societies, and the State Archives Commission. “Each group brings selected artifacts and documents dealing with Texas history to be displayed at our facility," said Dallas Scottish Rite Chairman Buck Howard. "We cap the evening off with a great dinner and a popular guest lecturer, making this truly a memorable annual event for those who love Texas," he added.
The event will commence at 5:00 p.m. with a viewing of the historical building and an excellent collection of Texas historical artifacts and documents presented by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Dallas Historical Society, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Dallas Scottish Rite. Displays will be set up throughout the 10,000 square foot building, and visitors will be directed from room to room by uniformed Knights of Saint Andrew and historical re-enactors.
Some of the artifacts to be displayed are the Sam Houston treaty with the Cherokee Indians from 1836; an original Texas Ranger commission dated 1836; minutes of the first Congress Convention of the Texas Republic 1836 meeting at Washington on the Brazos, and various historical artifacts from La Reunion, San Jacinto, and the Republic of Texas.
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard B. McCaslin, Chairman of the Department of History at the University of North Texas.
A Reserved Seating ticket for the event, which includes the dinner buffet, is $35 and may be purchased on-line at www.texas-our-texas.org/. For more information about the event, contact the Dallas Scottish Rite Texas History Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.