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The George Ranch Blog

30 Apr2013

NEW park area! George Ranch Heritage Trail

            A stunning new addition to the George Ranch Historical Park will be showcased with a special public grand opening on May 4th.  This $240,000 capital project will provide a unique new educational opportunity for both school groups and general public.      The Heritage Trail encompasses a one-half...

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09 Apr2013

Photos from Runaway Scrape

Saturday, George Ranch Historical Park hosted a reenactment of the Runaway Scrape, a series of skirmishes between Texian settlers and Santa Anna’s Soldados. The Runaway Scrape started after the fall of the Alamo. The Soldados were advancing upon farms to gather supplies, food and ammo to support the troops as they searched for a...

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02 Apr2013

Photos from Old-fashioned Easter

The Old-fashioned Easter celebration at George Ranch Historical Park was held on Saturday, March 30. Families explored the historical houses in regular tours, and had the opportunity to participate in traditional Easter activities, including a massive egg hunt on the Lawn of the Davis Mansion, an egg roll race at the  Jones Stock Farm...

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02 Apr2013

Runaway Scrape

When Sam Houston received news that the Alamo had fallen, he retreated and advised settlers to follow, making the beginning of the Runaway Scrape in the spring of 1836. George Ranch Historical Park is hosting an exciting re-creation of this milestone event in Texas history on Saturday, April 6 to coincide with the evacuation...

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25 Mar2013

An Old-fashioned Easter

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping all the way to the Ryon Home and Davis Mansion at the George Ranch thisSaturday, March 30.   This family-oriented day will be full of activities. Grab a spoon and get ready to race across the grass with your egg in the traditional 1830s Easter egg roll, just...

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18 Mar2013

Photos from Trails Through Time (Spring Break)

There was so much to see and do last week at the George Ranch, that it was easy to spend the entire day out there. The spring break celebration started on Saturday, March 9, and continued through Saturday, March 16. Trams and tours were running constantly to help everyone see all the historic home...

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07 Mar2013

Photos from Tales of Texas

We were thrilled to see so many smiling young faces swarming the George Ranch Historical Park this last weekend for Tales of Texas! Some students traveled from as far away as Caldwell and Kemah, while others had come from just up the road in Sugarland and Rosenberg.   Visitors During Tales of Texas: 425...

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06 Mar2013

Trails Through Time

Time Travelers of all ages are invited to step into the past as we kick up some dust this Spring Break at George Ranch Historical Park during the Trails Through Time Celebration, March 9 & 12-16. Daily activities and demonstrations will have the whole family roped-in and feeling like frontier explorers as they discover...

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26 Feb2013

Tales of Texas

Texas Independence Day is this Saturday! What better way to celebrate a milestone in Texas’s history than with a visit to George Ranch Historical Park? Local home-schoolers are invited to attend on Thursday, February 28th, and public and private school children are invited to attend on Friday, March 1st. In the past, this has...

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21 Feb2013

Lone Star Stomp XXIV Ladies’ Lunch

The ladies of the Lone Star Stomp were warmly welcomed into Carole McCann’s gorgeous country home for the annual Ladies’ Lunch, on Wednesday, February 20. The annual Kickoff luncheon is a show of appreciation for the honorees and for all of the volunteers who contribute their time and resources to make the Lone Star...

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