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Huntsville to celebrate Sam Houston’s Birthday

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Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 01:02

Sam Houston’s 221 birthday is being celebrated on March 2 with events hosted by The Walker County Historical Commission, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and the Sam Houston Statue and Visitor’s Center.

The celebration begins at the Gibbs-Powell Home Walker County Museum with coffee and reception from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. According to a press release an exhibit containing items that relate to Texas will be on display for guests to view.

The traditional march to the grave will begin around 10:15 a.m. Students will meet at Austin Hall and walk to Oakwood Cemetery where a service will be held.

This year’s speaker will be Dr. Howard Horton who is a native of Goliad, Texas and has portrayed Sam Houston since 1998 in Salado Legends: An Outdoor Musical Drama.

The Sam Houston Statue and Visitors Center will be hosting a “Toast to Texas” and serving birthday cake at 2 p.m.

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will also be offering FREE admission on March 2nd.  Museum hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The first 100 visitors to tour the Main Museum Rotunda will receive a HONOR bracelet.       

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