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All About Washington-On-The-Brazos: The Birthplace of Texas

December 19th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

The  Birthplace of Texas, located right here in Washington County, is just a short drive from Murski Homestead B&B.  The beautiful drive down Hwy 105 leads to this magical place known as the Birthplace of Texas where one will find Texas History  from its’ inception.  The 293-acre state historic site is located on the Brazos River at the original townsite of Washington, Texas, a major political and commercial center in early Texas. The Park encompasses the Visitor Center, Star of The Republic Museum, Barrington Living History Farm, Independence Hall,  Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Six Flags Over Texas Monument, and absolutely stunning grounds.  There are ongoing events year round at this historical place.

Texas History & Birthplace of Texas

Birthplace of Texas

The first place to stop

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Independence Day Celebration

March 10th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Texas Independence Celebration at WOB

Texas Independence Celebration at WOB

Just down the road from the B&B is Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park.  March 2 & 3 this year they will celebrate the 177th anniversary of Texas independence where you can experience life in the Republic with historic re-enactments, musicians, soldiers and craftsmen.  Free and open to the public, it is a great way to spend the day in the country.  Call 936-878-2214 or visit their website for more information.

Texas Independence Day Celebration

February 27th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Saturday & Sunday March 3-4

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Historical Things To Do Brenham Texas

“For a few precious moments…..I am back in Old Texas, under a high sky, where all things are again possible and the wind blows free.”
     – Larry L. King  

“Texas is still a last frontier. It is the part of the United States where the traditional virtues are still operating. In short, a piece of living history.”      – Author John C. B. Richmond

The 176th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence will be recognized during a free two-day festival

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Time Travel at the Birthplace of Texas

January 18th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

On the weekend of January 28-29, learn how to “Make Every Barrington - sewing and visitorsStitch Count.” While today we can go to the store and buy ready-made clothing, men and women of the early frontier had to know, by necessity, how to sew and create handmade clothing, linens and even decorations. There will be many hands-on opportunities to observe and learn these various sewing and creating skills.


Also, on Saturday, January 28, learn about the history and symbolism of the many flags that have flown in Texas, with guest speaker and former TSSAR president Tom Green. Try your hand at putting a stitch into a re-creation of an early Texas flag.


For details and fees for these events, call (936) 878-2214 ext. 246, or visit Birthplace of Texas.

Historic Cistern in Brenham Texas

January 5th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Historic cistern park dedicated

This is one  of the coolest things to happen lately in Brenham, Texas, the historical hub of Washington County!  If you love history and architecture, you don’t want to miss this during your stay at the ranch…….

Visitors view an underground cistern in Toubin Park after a dedication program Tuesday. The program included a historical recreation of “The Burning of Brenham” by post-Civil War Union troops occupying the town, which led to installation of a series of cisterns for fire fighting. Arthur Hahn/reprints at www.brenhambanner.com
By ARTHUR HAHN/Managing Editor

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:28 PM CST

Mark Denton of the Texas Historical Commission’s archaeology division said he’d never seen anything like it.

“Not many cities call the historical commission and say, ‘Hey, come look what we’ve found in our street,’” Denton said at Tuesday’s dedication of the new Toubin Park in downtown Brenham. “It truly is a unique thing. I’ve seen no other examples like it in the rest of the state.”

“It” is an underground cistern, discovered in 2000 by a city of Brenham street crew doing repairs at downtown intersection.  Realizing what had been found……..