Peggy Freeman

Author: Peggy Freeman

Peggy is an Editor, Freelance Writer and Author/ Texas Independence Day Student History Fair – A 2014 Volunteer of the Year for the Texas Heroes Foundation, Peggy serves to promote Texas History and the freedom and liberty we enjoy as Texans as she facilitates the TID Student History fair in North Texas. Creator and Chairman of the Elizabeth Crockett DAR Constitution Camp for Kids – Peggy dreamed of hosting a camp for kids to promote the study of the US Constitution for the children of Hood County. Thanks to her fellow patriots in the Daughters of the American Revolution the first camp took place in June of 2015 and plans are underway for a camp each summer. Peggy gladly shares resources with other communities who want to host a Constitution Camp.

Friday, May 14 and Saturday May 15, 2021 See

  1. Stations 2. Time on Stage & Cannon 4. Sponsors & 5. Map

Parking Location: Parking behind Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton. Handicap parking only for wheelchair access.

Station # 1 THF Booth –

  • Welcome and Schedule
  • Information, volunteer, donations
  • Guess How Many Beans Fundraiser
  • Extra Credit Stamp for a Grade
  • Selfie Contest: Bookmarks are available at the THF table with details, rules, and items to photograph. You need to be in the pictures with, or without friends. #StollThruTexas

Station #2 Stone Building (the oldest building in Hood County) Rotating every 30 Minutes.

  • The Story of the Texas Navy Association – Bob Satterwhite [1 lunch]
  • Stories and Songs – Martin and Murray [2 lunches]
  • Old-Time Music -Vanderveers (Saturday Only) [5 lunches]

Station # 3 (east of the stone building) Overview of the fight for independence.

  • Sam Houston – David Hansford has performed in movies since 2011. He is an accomplished character actor and as Two-Bit Pete is well known as a cowboy poet.
  • Bowie – Dink Thomas actor/model who has been in movies, television and commercials.
  • Travis – Brendan Hartman starred in multiple church musicals, written & directed shows, & studied theater at Collin College.

Station # 4

  • Mier Exposition & the Black Bean episode – Members of the Young Texas Hero Teen Board – Nathan, Jonathan, Corbin, Rachel, & Elizabeth, & sponsor Gail Heep
  • Texas Rangers – Jayson Lippert

Station # 5 Native Americans

  • Running Water – Frank Arellano overview Tribes of Texas, tools
  • Mr. Bishop arrowheads

Station # 6 Chuckwagon and Roping

  • Cowboy & Indians Stories and Song
  • Glenn Murry, Tim Martin, Ed Myer

Station # 7 The Rebels

  • Granbury Camp & Terry’s Texas Rangers Sons of Confederacy heritage group – Dickey Freeman, Jim Scott
  • Cannon- Mike Smith & Terry’s Texas Rangers
  • Women who fought in the War Between the States- Sandra Neeley [Friday only]

Station #8 Frybread and Native American Culture

  • Audricka Young frybread, & sharing culture

Station # 9 Crockett Family

  • Elizabeth Crockett – Lauri Matthews, 3 times great-granddaughter of David and Elizabeth Crockett

Station # 10

  • Davy Crockett, – Errol Flannery, 4 times great-grandson of David and Elizabeth Crockett
  • John McGregor – John McGregor, bagpiper and Alamo defender – Dr. John Taber

Station # 11

  • Sylvanus Castleman, a personal friend of Stephen F. Austin and member of the Old Texas 300 – Ron Sutton, a descendant of Castleman.

Station #12

  • Susanna Dickinson – Only American survivors to leave the Alamo alive – Teresa Sims, a THF founder

Station # 13

  • Juan Sequin – Texas Tejano Hero – John Luna
  • Patricia de la Garza De Leon – Built the first school and many churches & funded Houston’s army – Jeanne Luna

Station # 14

Station # 15 Texian Volunteer Army 1836

Other booths and vendors to visit:

  • Granbury Writers’ Bloc Authors
  • DAR & SAR
  • SRT & DRT

Vendors Friday & Saturday

Tea Punk Teas – merchandise

Chunky Monkey Shaved Ice –

Food Vendors

The Food Box DFW – Saturday only

On Patrol and at the THF booth:

John Campbell, Peggy Freeman, Valerie and Samantha Jones, Linda Speldos, Diane Munford

Stage Schedule

The stage area changes at times listed on the schedule and highlights different performers. The presenters will be at their station if not on stage.

9:00 – 9:20 Coffee with the Cowboys, get the events schedule and map.

Stage Area 9:00 Music with Martin and Murray

9:45 (At Station 7) Cannon Fire

10:00 Stage Area

  • Opening with Mc Gregor bagpipe and Stephen F. Austin
  • Sam Houston, Bowie, & Travis – an overview of the events for the fight for independence.
  • Crockett & Mc Gregor & A black powder salute to the heroes by the Texas Army.

10:45 Juan Seguin and Patricia de la Garza De Leon

11:15 Susanna Dickenson and John William Smith carried Travis’ letter to Sam Houston

11:30 (At Stage 7 ) General Granbury & Terry’s Texas Ranger Troops and firing the Cannon at noon.

12:10 (In the cemetery at the Elizabeth Crockett Memorial – Elizabeth Crockett & Bagpipe music.

12:30 (On Stage) Martin and Murry on Friday & Vanderveer Brothers on Saturday

1:00 (On Stage) Austin and the Old Texas 300 Ron Sutton

1:30 (On Stage) Juan Seguin and Patricia de la Garza De Leon John Luna and Luna

2:00 ((On Stage) Susanna Dickenson- only woman of European descent to leave the Alamo alive.

2:30 (On Stage) Houston, Bowie, and Travis – an overview of the events for the fight for independence.

3:00 (On Stage) McGregor and Crockett

3:30 (At Station 7 ) Generals Granbury & Terry’s Texas Ranger Troops

firing the Cannon at 3:45

3:30 Stage set up for Celebrate Texas Concert

3:45 – TShirt & book give away

Friday Concert Schedule

4:00 – Martin & Murray

4:40 Nin Hulett

5:00 – Ridge Roberts

5:30 – Mike & Alecia Echols

6:10 – Raffle Drawing

6:15 – Kristyn Harris

7:00 end

Saturday Concert Schedule

3:30 – Raffle Drawing

4:00 – Martin & Murray

4:25 – Raffle Drawing

4:30 -Vanderveer Brothers String Band

5:30 – Ridge Roberts

6:10 – Raffle Drawing

6:15 – Kristyn Harris

7:00 end

Texas Heroes Foundation Board Members

THF Photographer – Shad Ramsey

Texas Heroes Foundation Founders:

Cullen Crisp, Teresa Sims, Richlon Merrill, Chris (Boots) Hubbard

Gold Sponsors: Hood County Development District No.1,

Texas Champion: Diamond C, Signmaster’s

Texas Defenders: Chicken Express, Pearl St Station, Walmart, Gilbert Environmental, Hill Country BnB, Granbury, Live Oak BnB, Glen Rose,,Farinas, Board & Brush, Granbury Segway Tours, Pemberton Cellers & Winery, Fossil Rim, HEB

Friends of Texas (Sponsors and donations of over $100):

Carol and Bob Cook, Teresa Sims, Mikeal Long, James Veale, Grumps, Riverhouse Grill, Hammonds BBQ, D’Vine Wine, Sledge Distillery, Barons Creek Winery, Christian Brothers Automotive, AutoZone, BrightWorks Car Wash, Hill Country BnB, Granbury, Live Oak BnB, Glen Rose, Farinas, Board & Brush, Fossil Rim, Granbury Segway Tours, Pemberton Cellers & Winery, HEB

Map, Schedule and Legend will be available at the Texas Heroes Foundation station #1 and security station at the handicap entrance.

Questions? Please call or text: Peggy Freeman 214-675-5752. First Aid: (see map)

Errol Flannery, John Campbell, Laurie Matthews, Heather Flannery, Danny Shipman, Jayson Lippert, Linda Speldos, Valerie Jones, Peggy Freeman,

2021 Stroll Thru Texas History is Dedicated to:

J.C. Campbell for his years of support to the Texas Heroes Foundation.

And to

Robert McMinn – educated & entertained as our 1860’s surgeon for several years.

See map. If it is raining, we will have a short presentations and regular concert at Acton United Methodist Church Youth building across the highway.

Map of Stations

Celebrates Texas Independence from Mexico

Enjoy Texas historic heroes interactive presentations and Texas-size, free concerts.

Help fire the cannon for $50 donation!

May 14, 2021 – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

May 15, 2021 – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Friday and Saturday Concerts from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Bring your family and lawn chairs to the 3629 Fall Creek Hwy near the Acton Cemetery in Acton, Texas. The Stroll and concerts are free events.

Meet the Heroes
Descendants of Texas Heroes along with the Fort Worth Legends present Smith, Travis, Houston, Bowie, Sequin, and more. Meet Crockett descendants. Enjoy black powder demonstrations, a blacksmith, Native Americans’ customs, and Texas heroes interactive presentations. Join us as we celebrate the birth of the Republic of Texas with the signing of the Treaties of Velasco in 1836.

Concert Performers
Kristyn Harris – 4-time reigning International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the 2018 season of ABC’s American Idol.

Mike & Alecia Echols (Friday ONLY)- the Blue-Eyed Fiddler and the Princess, “Orange Blossom Special” to “Faded Love,”.

Ridge Roberts – National Fiddle Champion. appearing on the Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and this time Ridge sings.

The Vanderveer Brothers String Band (Saturday ONLY)- Old-time and Celtic traditional tunes, while also adding their special touch to each song.

Martin and Murphy – Old West stories and songs.

Become a Texas Heroes Foundation, a sponsor, or a volunteer. Help us preserve Texas history. Sponsor a flag!

Stroll Thru Texas History dates have changed to the second weekend in May.

FREE, public event!

Meet Texas Heroes, portrayed by the Texas Heroes Foundation Team, partake in Elizabeth Crockett Memorial Ceremony, see black powder demonstrations, enjoy period music, and shop historical vendors.

Student only days on Thursday and Friday before the second weekend in May. For more information or to register a group of ten or more students, please email

Give-Away Packages

Texas Heroes Foundation Fundraiser
Supporting Texas Independence Day
Drawing will be held on 12-14-2019 on the Granbury Square. Winner need not be present to be eligible.

A $20 donation will give you 3 ways to win! Contact a board member or email

1st Prize Pirates Den Sports Center Package
1st Prize Valued at $2,000
($1,000 product & $1,000 Gold Membership)

  1. In-store products or orders from any Pirates Den vendor purchased with the $1,000 gift certificate.
  2. Gold Membership is listed at or call 817-573-5125

2nd Prize Best of Granbury
Prize valued at $750 Package includes:

  1. A night’s stay at The Inn on Lake Granbury
  2. Granbury Entertainment 2 Tickets
  3. Family Membership at Friends of The Bridge Street History Center
  4. St. Helen’s Mask & Bath Scrub
  5. Stuff & Nonsense $50 Gift Certificate
  6. Your Private Collection $50 Gift Certificate
  7. The Fillin’ Station $20 Gift Certificate
  8. The Nutshell Eatery & Bakery $20 Gift Certificate
  9. Linda’s Southern Kitchen $40 Gift Certificate
  10. 10.Farina’s $20 Gift Certificate
  11. Hoffbrau 2 meals, Appetizer and Dessert
  12. 12.Spring Creek BBQ Lunch for 2
  13. Babe’s Dinner for 2
  14. 14.D’Vine Wine Tasting for 4

3rd Prize Texas Sampler
Prize valued at $500

  1. Texas Heritage 1867 Log Cabin overnight stayfor 2 w/breakfast
  2. Granbury Live $50 Gift Certificate
  3. Texas Heroes Foundation 2 T-Shirts
  4. Artefactz 2 Fossils and autographed book
  5. Red’s on the Square Texas Bracelet
  6. Grumps 2 Dinners
  7. Linda’s Southern Kitchen $30 Gift Certificate

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