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.

The holidays are the perfect time to start your project for the Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair 2022. Then in January put on the finishing touches. When February rolls around, you will be ready to enter the History Fair and win a prize.

Friday – May 20, 4pm -7pm Concert

Saturday – May 21, 2022 9:45 am to 3pm

  1. Stations 2. Stage & Cannon Schecule 4. Sponsors. 5. Map

Parking Location: Parking behind Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton. No Handicap Parking, Only for wheelchair access. The schedule may change.

Take time to read the flags stationed around the event and the Hood County Court House. Each tells the story of a hero from the Alamo and veterans of the Texas fight as a Republic.

Afternoon Concert Friday, May 20 at 4 to 7 – Vanderveer Brothers String Band.  Ed Myers & Glenn Murray, plus Rebecca Fabiola & JetBlacq.

Station # 1

Main Stage

9:30 Ed Meyer and Glenn Murray – Texas songs main stage

9:45 – Station # 1836 Cannon Fire – Terry’s Texas Rangers

Stage Schedule

10:00 Opening Ceremony – Welcome and presentation by Early Texans and Tejanos, Travis – Brendan Hartman, Houston – Jack Edmonson/David Hansford, Davy Crockett – Errol Flannery, Seguin – John Luna, Lowery – Phil Harris,  and others who fought in the Texas Revolution against Santa Anna’s Mexico.

10:30 – Vanderveer Brothers String Band
11:15 – Ridge Roberts – Texas Fiddler
12:00 – Bobby W. Davis – Country Western
12:45 – Vanderveer Brothers String Band
1:30 – Bobby W. Davis – Country Western
2:00 – Ridge Roberts – Texas Fiddler
2:30 – Ed Meyer & Glenn Murray- Texas Music & Closing Remarks and Raffle Drawing
Schedule of Events
12:00 – Gunfighter Show (located at #16)
2:00 – Gunfighter Show (located at #16)
9:45, 11:45,3:00 – 1860’s Cannon Fire ( located at #9 )
Stroll through stations #2-#12 anytime between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Station # 2 – Citizens of the RepublicCampbell Longley – Phil Harris

Station # 3 – Stone Building the oldest building in Hood County – The Story of the Texas Navy Association – Bob Satterwhite

Station # 4a – Scottish Texans – JJohn McGregor – John McGregor, bagpiper and Alamo defender – Dr. John Taber

Station # 4bAlamo survivor of European descendants – Kathy Moore

Station # 5 – Native American Culture, Frybread & sharing culture – Audricka Young

Station # 6 – Tejano Heroes Juan Seguin – Texas Tejano Hero – John Luna

Station # 6b– Patrica de la Garza De Leon – Built the first school, and many churches & funded Houston’s army Jeanne Luna

Station # 7 – Native Americans

Running Water – Frank Arellano overview Tribes of Texas, tools

Mr. Bishop arrowheads

Station # 8 – Chuckwagon and Roping

Ron McWhorter & Longhorn Chuckwagon Ministry

SCV heritage group – Dickey Freeman, Jim Scott

Station # 9 – The 1836 Cannon

Cannon- Mike Smith and Terry’s Texas Rangers

Station # 10 – The 1836 Texas Army

Texian Volunteer Army 1836  

Station # 11 Davy Crockett

David Crockett – Errol Flannery (4 times great-grandson of David and Elizabeth Crockett)

Station # 12

  • On Saturday – Elizabeth Crockett wife of David Crockett and an early settler to Hood County – Laurie Matthews (3 times great-granddaughter of David)

Station #13 12:00 & 2:00 Granbury Gun fighters

Station #14 Daughter of the American Revolution  & Sons of the American Revolution

Station #15 Sons of the Republic of Texas

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.

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