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67th Jefferson Civil War Days & Pilgrimage Schedule

April 28th, 2014 by carriagehouse

Pilgrimage

Jefferson Civil War Days & Pilgrimage

May 1-4, 2014

Jefferson Civil War Days & Pilgrimage

May 1-4, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Event

Location

Start Time

End Time

Cost

60th Annual Diamond Bessie Murder Trial Jefferson PlayhouseCorner of Market & Henderson streets903-665-6075  7:30 pm $20
Tours of AtalantaJay Gould’s Private Rail Car Tickets available at The Excelsior House Hotel 903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270www.theexcelsiorhouse.com  Daily $5

 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Event

Location

Start Time

End Time

Cost

Civil War Living HistoryMarion County Chamber of Commerce Diamond Don RV Park1602 State Highway 49 Easthttps://www.jefferson-texas.com/903-665-2672

 

9:00 3:00 $3 per student
The Great Locomotive ChaseThe Andrews RaidHistoric Jefferson Railway Diamond Don RV Park1602 State Highway 49 Easthttp://www.jeffersonrailway.com/http://www.jeffersoncivilwardays.com/

903-665-6400 or 866-398-2038

 

9:30 am11:30 am 

1:30 pm

 

$5 per student
Craft Fair andHeirloom Plant Sale William Perry ParkNext to The Excelsior House Hotelwww.theexcelsiorhouse.com  9:00 am 5:00 pm Free
“Stitch, Woven and Hooked”Quilts & Heritage Fiber Arts Jeffersonian Institute120 E Austin Street 9:00 am 5:00 pm Free
The 67th Annual PilgrimageTour Five Historic Churches Tickets can be purchased atThe Excelsior House Hotelhttp://www.jeffersonpilgrimage.com/903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270

 

11:00 am 4:00 pm $20, children 12 and under, $3
Twilight Garden Stroll Various locations 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Free
60th Annual Diamond Bessie Murder Trial Jefferson PlayhouseCorner of Market & Henderson streets903-665-6075  7:30 pm $20
Street Dance Austin Street, in front ofThe Excelsior House Hotelhttp://www.battleforjefferson.com/903-200-5787 or 866-319-5470

 

9:00 pm 11:00 pm Free
Tours of AtalantaJay Gould’s Private Rail Car Tickets available at The Excelsior House Hotel903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270www.theexcelsiorhouse.com  Daily $5
Sutler’s Emporium Dallas Streethttp://www.battleforjefferson.com/903-200-5787 or 866-319-54670 Daily Free

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event

Location

Start Time

End Time

Cost

The Great Locomotive Chaseand Naval Battle of Port Jefferson – the largest Naval Civil War re-enactment west of the Mississippi 400 E. Austin Streethttp://www.jeffersonrailway.com/http://www.jeffersoncivilwardays.com/903-665-6400 or 866-398-2038

 

12:00 pm1:00 pm2:00 pm7:00 pm $15 adults$12 children under 1210% Senior & Active Military Discount 
Craft Fair andHeirloom Plant Sale William Perry ParkNext to The Excelsior House Hotelwww.theexcelsiorhouse.com  9:00 am 5:00 pm Free
“Stitch, Woven and Hooked”Quilts & Heritage Fiber Arts Jeffersonian Institute120 E Austin Street 9:00 am 5:00 pm Free
Pilgrimage Parade andTown Skirmish Downtown Jefferson 10:00 am Free
The 67th Annual PilgrimageTour Five Historic Churches Tickets can be purchased atThe Excelsior House Hotelhttp://www.jeffersonpilgrimage.com/903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270

 

11:00 am 4:00 pm $20, children 12 and under, $3
Luncheon BuffetThe Excelsior HouseGrand Ballroom/Courtyard  The Excelsior House Hotel903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270www.theexcelsiorhouse.com  11:30 am 2:00 pm $14 (inclusive)
Ladies Tea”Lady Spies for the confederacy”Period Dress Encouraged  Jeffersonian Institute120 E. Austin St 1:00 pm 3:00 pm $10
Battle for JeffersonRe-enactment Sanders RanchFM 2208http://www.battleforjefferson.com/903-200-5787 or 866-319-5470

 

4:00 pm $10
Twilight Garden Stroll Various locations 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Free
60th Annual Diamond Bessie Murder Trial Jefferson PlayhouseCorner of Market & Henderson streets903-665-6075 5:30 pm $20
Old South BallPeriod Dress or Black Tie Jeffersonian Institute120 E. Austin Streethttp://www.battleforjefferson.com/903-200-5787 or 866-319-5470

 

8:00 pm $15 each or$25 Couple
60th Annual Diamond Bessie Murder Trial Jefferson PlayhouseCorner of Market & Henderson streets903-665-6075  8:30 pm $20
Tours of AtalantaJay Gould’s Private Rail Car Tickets available at The Excelsior House Hotel903-665-2513 or 800-490-7270www.theexcelsiorhouse.com  Daily $5
Sutler’s Emporium Dallas Streethttp://www.battleforjefferson.com/903-200-5787 or 866-319-5470  Daily

 

Captain William Perry

May 4th, 2010 by

Much of Jefferson’s history comes from the Big Cypress Bayou and the people and boats that traversed it. As you know, we have been trying to capture this history by naming our rooms after historical figures of the area. The second room that we will look at is the Captain William Perry room.
Captain William Perry was the first steamboat captain into the Port of Jefferson. Not only was he one of the first settlers of Jefferson, but he played an important role in the growth of the newly incoporated town of Jefferson and the increasingly important Riverport and Turning Basin. He became quite rich from his real estate dealings and eventually built the hotel in Jefferson. That hotel became the Excelsior Hotel which is the second oldest hotel in Texas.
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