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Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous Bringing History to Life

September 15th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous Brings History to Life

Are you a pre-1840’s re-enactor, period crafter or entertainer? Or a spectator or school group that wants to have some fun? Then come to the 4thAnnual Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous and American Indian Heritage Celebration at the Cypress Bayou RV Park, 1602 Highway 49 East, Jefferson, Texas. The event will take place November 11 and 12, 2011, with set-up beginning on November 8. Admission is $5 per person, per day and includes primitive camping.  Children 5 and under are free. Living History Participants and Period Crafters will receive free entry for the weekend.  Special pricing will be offered to school groups.

Mountain Men, Trappers and Indians get together on the bank of the Big Cypress Bayou to swap goods, tell stories and celebrate survival of another season.  There will be a drawing on Friday morning for a bow or black power deer hunt on the property as well as a drawing for an opportunity to trap a beaver in the beaver pond.  Hunters must have a valid hunting license.  The drawings will be limited to participating living history re-enactors or period crafters.

The Rendezvous is a learning and teaching experience and is open to the public. It is an authentic pre-1840’s living history camp with demonstrations, competitions, children’s games, primitive black powder shooting matches, and tomahawk & knife throwing.  Period crafters & artisans, buckskinners, Indians and Texas History Re-enactors and spectators – all are welcome.

The Rendezvous will feature a Day of Learning on Friday for school, church and youth groups, which will include a structured tour of Living History Demonstrations. For group pricing, visit www.TrammelsTrace.com.

Be sure to board the Historic Jefferson Railway’s narrated steam train to hear the history of Jefferson, Trammel’s Trace and the Caddo Indians as their tale unfolds along the Big Cypress Bayou for a five-mile, 35-minute round trip that will depart from the RV Park.  Along the way, passengers view one of the few remaining Confederate powder magazines from the civil war era, the first artificial gas plant site in the state, as well as other historic sites.

The Jefferson Historical Society & Museum will be participating in Friday’s Day of Learning with school group pricing.  Inside you can find examples of porcelains, potteries, paintings, early Jefferson home furnishings, and other collectibles.  Be sure to visit their Caddo Room where you will learn about the people that inhabited this land before the Europeans arrived. In fact, nearby Caddo Lake is named after these peaceful tribes, who actually tie their own history back to that of the lakes.

For more information, visit www.trammelstrace.com, call 866-398-2038 or send an email to Info@JeffersonRailway.com.  Also, visitwww.jeffersonmuseum.com or call 903-665-2775 or email jeffersonmuseum@yahoo.com

Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas May 26-30 2011

May 26th, 2011 by carriagehouse

JEFFERSON, TEXAS
WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT
MAY 26-30, 2011 – Memorial Day Weekend

 

* “FLY-IN”
Saturday, May 28 @ 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Cypress River Airport, Hwy 134 East
FREE ADMISSION
Plane rides available
Information: (903) 665-7311
www.jeffersonflyin.com

* MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
Monday, May 30 @ 10:00 a.m.
Location: Oakwood Cemetery, North Alley St.
Speaker: John Allen
Bring a lawn chair
Information: (903) 665-2701

* “ENOCH’S SOUTH AFRICAN BARN STOMP & PIG ROAST”
Monday, May 30 @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Enoch’s Stomp, 871 Ferguson Rd (CR-4312) Harleton, TX
* * Enoch’s South African Barn Stomp, Pig Roast, live music featuring “Dag Nabbit”
Menu: Spit Vark: South African style – slow roasted whole pig, Afrikaner Sausage,
Pap en Sous – South African style Frits with vegetable topping
Rooster Koeke: Bread rolls cooked over fire
Mixed green salad
Koekstruif and via: Trifle with custard for dessert
Tickets & information: Maria (903) 240-1587 or www.enochsstomp.com

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, May 26: “Dennis Hogan” (Country) @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 27: Karaoke @ 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 28: “Doctor Doctor” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
(903) 665-7121

* KARAOKE
Saturday, May 28 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin
(903) 601-2211

* BINGO!
Location: Pine Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1307 MLK
Each Monday in May @ 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Prizes & refreshments
(903) 472-8416

* TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS
200 Bayou St.
Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays-Saturdays @ 12:00 noon & 2:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
(Weather permitting)
(903) 665-2222
www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

* LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON
Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon
Specializing in weddings
Friday-Sunday, May 27-29
(Weather permitting)
Groups and special events available by appointment
Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical Museum)
(903) 926-8216
www.jeffersontexascarriage.com
Call for reservations or “just stop by”

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON GHOSTWALK
Friday & Saturday, May 27-28 @ 8:00 p.m.
Departure location: Corner of Austin &Vale St.
(903) 665-6289
www.jeffersonghostwalk.com

* JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER
122 E. Austin
Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more
Friday-Sunday
Additional rental by appointment
(903) 926-5167

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY
Saturday, May 28 @ 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. (Day Excursions)
8:00 p.m. – Free Ghost Stories
9:00 p.m. – Ghost Train
(903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038
www.JeffersonRailway.com

* LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM
112 W. Lafayette
Fridays & Saturdays @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(903) 240-6180
Call for additional tours

* CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR
403 N. Walnut
Friday & Saturday, May 27-28 @ 3:00 p.m.
(903) 665-7888
www.culbersonhousebandb.com
Call for reservations

* HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
409 S. Alley
Daily @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8000
Reservations required
www.houseoftheseasons.com

* SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
401 Soda St.
Saturday, May 21 @ 1:00 p.m.
(903) 665-3938; (903) 665-8518 or (214) 725-6232
Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

* THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR
405 Moseley
Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8018
www.thegrove-jefferson.com
Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR
211 W. Austin
Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
(903) 665-2513
www.theexcelsiorhouse.com
Call to confirm tour times

* JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
223 W. Austin
Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(903) 665-2775
www.jeffersonmuseum.com

* H & D EXOTIC DEER FARM AND OTHER EXOTIC ANIMALS
359 P.R. 5730 & Hwy 729
Open: Sunday-Friday (Closed: Saturday)
(903) 665-2238
Reservations required

* THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE
Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m, 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation
Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2238
www.gracefulghost.com
Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE
Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3213
Call for reservations
www.caddoguideservice.com

* CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS
Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138
Call for reservations
www.caddooutback.com

* CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”
Uncertain, TX
(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101
OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Call for reservations

* JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY
301 W. Lafayette
Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
(903) 665-8911
www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com
Free internet access

More Fun Stuff to do the Weekend of April 15th.

April 6th, 2011 by carriagehouse

 Historic Jefferson Museum 

So if the Outlaw National’s Rod Run & Antique Car Show wasn’t enough to keep you busy the weekend of April 15th, then maybe you would like to spend an afternoon at the museum.   A collection of Claude McCrocklin original paintings will be presented for display at the Historic Jefferson Museum on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.  The general public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Claude McCrocklin is a World War II Veteran and former Prisoner of War.  Mr McCrocklin retired in 1981 as a cattle buyer for Morrell & Company, a major meat packer, and in his retirement became a member of the Caddo Lake Historical Committee back when it was being formed and was still in its infancy.   Mr. McCrocklin is an avid avocational archaeologist and has received  recognition in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas for his archaeological work.  He helped the Caddo Lake Historical Committee increase and stabilize its membership by presenting programs on archaeology and history.  Mr McCroclin also conducted archaeological investigations at over 500 sites throughout the Ark-La-Tex, and taught archealogy seminars.   Throughout the years, he has worked with the various tribal affiliations of the archaeological sites he was investigating including the Caddo and Alabama/CoushattaTribes.   Members of both tribes consider him a valued friend and have honored him in many ways.   Mr McCrocklin is a avid painter and his art depicts Caddo Indian life ranging from the Paleo period some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago to modern Caddo in portraits and ceremonial dances.

The Historic Jefferson Museum is located at 223 Austin Street.

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