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Picketville Chapter of the DRT to host Texas heritage event on Thursday

Picketville Chapter of the DRT to host Texas heritage event on Thursday
March 02
12:38 2020

Today, Monday, March 2, is Texas Independence Day, and later this week, the Picketville Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will celebrate Texas heritage with displays and activities highlighting the Republic of Texas era at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center.

The event, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, will be open to the public and will be “kid friendly.” The organization’s “Remembering the Republic of Texas” exhibit will be on display at the BFAC from Thursday through March 30.

Texas Independence Day celebrates March 2, 1836, when a group of Texas residents declared their independence from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.

Last month, members of the Picketville Chapter of the DRT gathered with Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims as he signed a proclamation for Texas History Month for March. Pictured above at the proclamation signing are, from left: Barbara Trammell, Carolyn Vick Kennedy, Guyla White, Jonathan Hopkins, Sally Thompson, Nancy Morales, Trish Hopkins, Donna Irby, Kay Jurecek, Elizabeth Swindle, Linda Boose, Mayor Bob Sims, Jean Edwards, Judy Wolfe, Helen Haddock, Susan Hare, Cheryl Belson, Darla McLeod, and DRT District II Representative Linda Jackson.

Click here to see the proclamation: 2020 Proclamation – Texas History Month

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is an organization that educates, researches, preserves, and protects the history of the Republic of Texas. Membership is open to women who are direct descendants of “a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the United States of America” on Feb. 19, 1846.

For more information about the DRT, visit the group’s website, https://www.drtinfo.org/

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