Heritage, Volume 13, Number 3, Summer 1995 Page: 23
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Legislature Endorses Support
of Annexation Festivities
Support for festivities honoring Texas'
annexation to the United States 150 years
ago came in the form of an official resolution
from the state's 74th Legislature.
The first major event occurred June 16
in the Texas House of Representatives
chamber, where officials unveiled a commemorative
postage stamp honoring the
Events will conclude on February 19,
1996, marking the final step in Texas'
passage to statehood, the relinquishing of
authority by President Jones to Governor
James P. Henderson, and the raising of the
Union flag at a ceremony in Austin.
New Braunfels to Celebrate
This August 20 will mark the 75th
anniversary of the woman's suffrage movement.
The City of New Braunfels will
celebrate the occasion on Saturday, August
19, with a re-enactment of a women's
suffrage march and an evening of enter-,
tainment celebrating the passage of the
19th Amendment. Texas women were
allowed to vote in primary elections in
1918, and Texas was the ninth state to
ratify the amendment.
A brief dramatization of the events
leading up to the 19th Amendment ratification
in 1920 will be staged throughout
the day culminating with a march to the
New Braunfels plaza for a patriotic celebration.
Those interested in participating
should call (210) 608-2100.
Texas Maritime Museum
Exhibit Wins Award
On April 16, 1994, the Texas Maritime
Museum in Rockport premiered a
new exhibition entitled "The Civil War
and the Texas Coast". That exhibition
has now received a Certificate of Commendation
from the American Association
for State and Local History.
The exhibit depicts the campaigns that
constituted the invasion and defense of
the Texas coast -- from the battles of
Sabine Pass, Galveston and Corpus Christi,
to the campaigns for the control of the Rio
Though the exhibit is no longer being
displayed, others celebrating Texas' maritime
history are planned. Call (512) 7291271
for more information.
John Meadows, right, and Curtis Tunnell, of the Texas Historical Commission, present Laurie Limbacher,
representing the State Preservation Board, the Mary Moody Northen Award for the preservation and
restoration of the State Capitol in Austin.
The Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., represented by Annette Pomeroy, received the Judge James E.
Wheat Award for the restoration of the Stephen F. Austin Elementary School as their corporate headquarters.
Holland Jewelry Company of San Angelo, represented by Bill Holland, won the John Ben Shepperd Jr.
Craftsmanship Award for their fine handcrafted jewelry related to Texas history.
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