SOMERVELL, ALEXANDER (1796–1854). Alexander Somervell, soldier, and leader of the Somervell Expedition, celebrated as just one Texas Hero Remembered in Glen Rose on May 20th. He was born to James and Elizabeth Somervell in Maryland on June 11, 1796, and moved to Texas in 1833 with a land grant from Stephen F. Austin’s in the second colony. . In October 1835, Somervell joined the volunteers marching from Gonzales to Bexar and was elected major. He participated in the siege of Bexar. He enlisted in the Texas army on March 12, 1836, and was elected lieutenant colonel of the first regiment of Texas Volunteers. He fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and remained in the army until June 7, 1836. He served briefly as secretary of war in David G. Burnet’s cabinet. Students, teachers and more are invited to come celebrate Texas Heroes Remembered. 9am to 7pm in Heritage Park – Glen Rose, Texas. #TexasHeroes
Great job to the Texas Heroes Foundation and big thank you to Rich Merrill for the video.
The Texas Heroes Foundation is so excited because Spotted Horse and Running Water will be at the Stroll Thru Texas History on March 2, 2016. All students and classes are invited to sign up to come and enjoy this unique educational event.
March 2, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 pm – Stroll Through Texas History” begins at Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton, Texas. Children can meet Texas Heroes, portrayed by the THF Team, partake in Elizabeth Crockett Memorial Ceremony, make period crafts, see black powder demonstrations, enjoy period music & performing art winners, view the Student History Fair, vote on People’s Choice Award, enter the Selfie Contest and more. All classes and large groups need to sign up in advance. Call 214-675-5752.
March 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Time subject to change)– Ceremony at the Acton Cemetery at Elizabeth Crockett’s grave site in recognition of Crockett ancestors, an historical presentation about the Crocketts, with placement of 13 yellow roses (one for each day the Alamo was under siege) on Elizabeth’s grave monument.
March 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm – Awards presentation and performances for the Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair at Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy in Acton.
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