The Round Top Area Historical Society's Christmas Tour of Homes and Historical places this year is sure to be a big hit!.
We have some very unique, structurally beautiful homes that invites the outdoors in and with landscape grounds that compare to an English garden.
We have an unique Texas farmhouse and a cute cottage both built in the late 1800's that comes with a big mystery we hope you can solve! Bethlehem Lutheran Church is celebrating their 150th year of continuous service since 1866.
Tickets are $15 per person and children under 10 years of age are free.
Tour is Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Christmas Choral FYI event Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. with Burton's St. John A-Capella choir. They can also be purchased at Round Top Real Estate prior to the event and at the door at the Noak House on the Historical Society's campus on the day of the event.
Museum is located behind the Round Top Post Office
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18th Year "Tour of Homes"
December 5th, 2015
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $15
Tickets will be sold the day of the event
Round Top Area Historical Society (located behind the Post Office)
Homes and Historical Locations On The Tour
The Round Top Holiday Season
and Christmas Caroling
Featuring The Winedale German Singers and The St. John UCC A Cappella Choir
The Round Top Family Library FYI series and the Round Top Area Historical Society are joining together to bring us a spectacular music programs. Both choirs will entertain us with holiday music and then we will all join in for Christmas caroling.
Reception To Follow
6:30 p.m. November 19, 2015 at the Jaehne Educational Cultural Pavilion 397 East Mill Street, Round Top, Texas
Veterans Coffee to
Honor our Local Heroes Sunday, November 8th, 2015 2 p.m.
Round Top American Legion Hall 1503 N. Hwy 237 Round Top, TX Admiral Weldon Koenig
featured speaker Come out & show your patriotism Event Free to the Public
>>> Did You Know <<<
Three weeks after the Battle of San Jacinto, Santa Anna signed the peace treaty that dictated that the Mexican army leave the region, paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country.
An item of Texas history that seems little known by so few people pertains to the capture of Santa Anna the day after the April 21, 1836 Battle of San Jacinto. The captor of Santa Anna was Joel W. Robison a resident of the Round Top area. As written in a letter by, Joel W. Robison. “On the morning of the 22nd, the day after the battle a party of men was detailed and sent out. Our object was to pick up any Mexicans we could find who had fled from the battle the evening before, and particularly to search for Santa Anna”.
Joel Robison and five other soldiers went about two miles along a bayou and came across a Mexican soldier. Joel Robison was the only man in the search party that spoke Spanish. Robison gave the Mexican soldier a ride back to the Texas encampment where other captured Mexican soldiers pointed and called the Mexican soldier General Santa Anna. Robison then took Santa Anna to General Sam Houston. Vol. 1 No. 1 Spring 1994 Facts and Artifacts
“The Sacred Battleground”
Saturday, October 17, 2015
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Jaehne Pavilion (Behind the Round Top post office)
RTAHS Wood Museum Campus Reception from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lecture presentation commences at 11:30 a.m. 397 East Mill Street
A program titled “The Sacred Battleground” will be given by noted historian John Sarafis. It is the story of Peggy McCormick, a wife, a mother, a land owner and a woman, who stood toe-to-toe with Sam Houston and Santa Ana. She was an Irish immigrant, who settled on a league of land that would one day become the chosen, sacred place for the foundation of Texas Independence. It would be ground zero for the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto. However, Peggy McCormick’s woes did not cease with the conclusion of hostilities between the Mexican army and the Texian rebel forces. Her own battle would actually commence in the days and months to follow the Battle for Texas Independence and would find her at odds with the hero of Texas himself, Sam Houston. Her own words summed up her anger and animosity at this giant of a man: “To the devil with your glorious history!”
The Round Top Area Historical Society and the Fayette County Genealogical Society as co-sponsor will host a lecture and reception at the Jaehne Pavilion.
"Texas Hero Days"
The Dawson Massacre and
Mier Expeditions of 1842 and 1843
WHEN: Saturday, September
Time of Event: 9:00 - 12:00 noon.
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WHERE: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
414 State Loop 92, La Grange, Texas
Enjoy a day of honoring Texas Heroes including those who fought and died for the Republic of Texas. The event honors the men of the Dawson Massacre and those involved in the Black Bean Death Lottery of the Mier Expedition. Enjoy pioneer craft demonstrations, re-enactors, cannon and musket salutes, historic flag display, a special presentation, wreath laying ceremony, tours, and much more!
Note: There is also a special “Pre-Event”, which will be held at the Faison House & Museum the day before on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm located at 822 S. Jefferson Street, La Grange, Texas. Speaker will be Marie Watts on the life & contributions of Texas Revolutionary war hero Nathanial W. Fasion. The Faison House is on the National Register of Historic Places.)
September 12th & 13th, 2015 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 304 N. Washington
If you wish to donate items to the garage sale please call us at 979.249.5058
In conjunction with Christmas in Round Top on Saturday,
December 6th, the Round Top Area Historical Society (RTAHS)
is hosting their annual Christmas Tour of Homes
11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Come one come all !!
WAS Sunday, November 9th, 2014
To honor our veterans
Our guest speaker is Dick Peck
Round Top Area Historical Society is proud to honor our Veterans with a Veterans Appreciation Coffee to be held in the Round Top - Town Hall on the Town Square on Sunday,November 9th, 2014 from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Special guest speaker is Dick Peck. All local veterans and the general public is invited.
Captain Dick Peck will share with us his experience in the military. He was commission as a 2nd Lieutenant and was awarded his Air Force Wings in 1963. Captain Peck received his flight training in Texas and in 1966 he was flying the F-100 Super Sabre in 1967 he was sent to Viet Nam. From April of 1967 until April 1968 he flew approximately 300 missions. From those missions he was awarded a Silver Star, two Distinguish Flying Crosses, and sixteen Air Medals. He and his wife Sherry discovered Round Top in 1974, and both could not wait to get back to Texas. They moved to Round Top where they lived for the next 39 years before moving to La Grange.
# 12. What year did Round Top have its largest population?
Moments In Time
Moments in Time Was Saturday, October 25, 2014
Draft Resistance In Central Texas During the 1860s
Mr. Gary E. McKee will present information on where Fayette County stood during the Civil War.
The Round Top Area Historical Society will sponsor this presentation at the RTAHS Museum Campus Pavilion WAS at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.
Registration at the door will be on a first come first serve basis at 11:30 a.m. where a barbecue luncheon will be offered for purchased prior to the speaker’s presentation. The Round Top Area Historical Society is proud to offer different presentations throughout the year by noted knowledgeable speakers on a variety of historical topics.
The RTAHS Museum Campus Pavilion is located behind the Round Top Post Office.
Presentation was given on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the RTAHS Pavilion
Presentation was on the contributions the Von Rosenberg family made in the Round Top area. In the early 1800s - 1900s
Dr. James Kearney Gave a presentation on his book Nassau Plantation Was Saturday, May 25, 2013
To Winedale and Shelby
Sign leaving Round Top on FM 1457.
It gets hot in Texas in the Summer. When it gets hot and really dry the Burn Ban In Effect sign is opened.