Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the First Texas Republic

I received the following email from Dan Arellano, Author/Historian and President Battle of Medina Society. If you live in San Antonio, surrounding cities, or will be there on April the 6th 2013 check this out.

Battle of Medina Society

Protect, Preserve, Promote Tejano History

The 200th Anniversary of the First Republic of Texas

Join us as we celebrate with music, songs and lectures!

The 200th anniversary of the founding of the First Constitutional Government of Texas will be celebrated on Saturday April 6th 2013 at 10 AM at the Spanish Governors Palace in San Antonio.

On August 7th 1812 Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara and Augustus Magee cross the Sabine River flying the Emerald Green Flag of Liberty; and it would fly over Texas for a year and 11 days. On April 6th 1813, after a year of bloody warfare Gutierrez de Lara declared our independence. This was a real revolution, a revolution of the people, by the people and for the people.

Short lived it may have been, never the less Texas was a Republic with a written Declaration of Independence and a written Constitution.

Scheduled to speak will be City Councilman Carlton Soules, Judge Bob Perkins, Historian Robert Thonhoff, Dr Gilberto Hinojosa and other dignitaries. There will be a special guest appearance by Little Joe from La Familia. Bill Millet PBS Documentarian will present “Texas before the Alamo,” which will premiere in Austin May 4th at the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center. This documentary is scheduled to air on PBS late Fall 2013.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our ancestors who fought and died in order to be free. Music provided by Los Tejano Cantantes and Eve Wallace singing songs of the 1800”s.This will be a historical and educational event with authors and historians as speakers. The event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring lawn chairs.

Dan Arellano Author/Historian
President Battle of Medina Society
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