Features local art and genealogical collections. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tue.–Thu., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 855 S. Jefferson. 979/968-3765 or 979/968-6418. www.txgenweb3.org/txfayette/fhm_archives.htm.
On this site are the ruins of the stone brewery and home built by stonemason
Heinrich L. Carsick, who came to La Grange in the 1840s. It was one of the first
commercial breweries in Texas, with an output of more than 700 barrels in one
year. Guided tours tell the story of this German immigr...
The monument is dedicated to the 1842 Dawson and Mier Expeditions, known for the "black bean death lottery." Mexican President Santa Anna decreed that captives draw from a pot that contained 159 white beans and 17 black beans, and those who drew black beans were executed. The 48-foot stone, bronz...
This site is the final resting place of men involved in the Mier Expedition
against Mexico, as well as 41 of Capt. Nicholas Dawson's soldiers who were
massacred in 1842 by Mexicans at Salado Creek near San Antonio (one of five
Texas streams named Salado). The monument is a 48-foot marker of...
5521 E State Highway 71, Phone: 979/249-2109
Follow U.S. 77 southwest to F.M. 2436 to Hostyn. Stop by the Holy Rosary Catholic Church to see the Hostyn Grotto. The first Texas highway roadside park is 10 miles west on Texas 71 ; it includes a scenic overlook of Colorado River Valley. The area is especially pretty during wildflower season in...
This 72-acre site includes a replica of a Czech village, a wall of the names of Czech settlers who helped to found the city, library and museum, walking trails in English and Czech, and a gift shop. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Sat. 250 W. Fairgrounds Road. 888/785-4500. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.czec...
Features changing exhibits with a variety of quilts from antique to contemporary and avant garde. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thu.–Sat. and noon–4 p.m. Sunday. Closed for several days around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission charge. 140 W. Colorado St. 979/968-3104. www.texasquiltmuse...
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