Tales of Texas
February 23, 24 & 25, 2017
Come encounter the Texans who provided law and order in the Lone Star State over the course of 100 years. Visit with politicians, law enforcement figures and even some of the less-than-savory individuals who made their mark on Texas!
Election Re-Enactment at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm
Held Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 and 1, Friday at 10 and 12
The Ayuntmiento, or governing council, of Austin’s Colony chose the Jones home as one of 20 voting locations in the colony for an election held on November 6, 1830. Watch a reenactment of this election and learn about the issues that were forefront on the colonists’ minds.
Mock Trial at the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home
Held Thursday and Saturday at 11:30 and 2, Friday at 11 and 1
Explore one of the many trials of notorious female gambler Lottie Deno. Participate in a mock trial and help judge her fate!
A whole host of characters will be featured around the Park, ready to greet you and tell you their story. Visit Texas Ranger William Crump Callicott and learn about his time in the Rangers. Stop by and visit with Annie Webb Blanton, who would become the first woman in Texas elected to statewide office. Then journey into the future and meet the indomitable Miriam Amanda Wallace “Ma” Ferguson, the first female governor of Texas. Also, rumor has it that Bonnie and Clyde might just be hanging around, so keep an eye out for this infamous duo!
Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
When is the best day to visit Tales of Texas?
Tales of Texas is scheduled for three days to accommodate homeschool groups, public and private school field trips and the general public.
- Thursday, Feb. 23 – Homeschool Day
- Friday, Feb. 24– Public and Private School Day
- Saturday, Feb. 25 – Open to the general public
To make reservations for the Homeschool or School Field Trip Days, call 281-343-0218. Cost is $5 per student.
Cost for the Tales of Texas Saturday is general admission to the Park.
For more information, call 281-343-0218 or email email@example.com.