Runaway Scrape


Join us for an exciting recreation of the Runaway Scrape, the fleeing of the Texians from Santa Anna’s army, which was marching east toward San Jacinto. Learn about the impact of this event through several generations of one Texas family. At 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., visit the 1830s Jones Stock Farm and see the Texians in action as they struggle to retreat from an invading Mexican Army. After the battles, step forward 30 years and participate in a militia drill and learn about the mock battles the Ryon children held for visitors in the 1860s. End your visit with a stop at the 1930s George Home Yard where we will be digging up the past with an archeology dig and learning about some of the discoveries found on that very site by previous generations.

An 1830s historic lunch will be held at 12:30 at the Jones Stock Farm. Menu: Henry’s Candied Pork Belly, Venison & Pork Smoked Sausage, Dandelion Greens w/Potato & Onion, Pinto Beans ‘n’ Fatback, Cornbread, Blackberry Shortbread w/Cream, Beverages. Cost for the meal is not included in general admission. Online reservations coming soon — or call 281-343-0218 to make reservations via phone.