As Texans across the state prepared to hoist their “Come and Take It” flags and crack open a can of Lone Star beer today in celebration of Texas Independence Day, Austin’s French Legation Museum celebrated the state’s historic past with a little more sobriety than most would expect.
Located one block East of I-35 between 8th and 9th streets, the museum’s 22-acre property held a weekend celebration for Texas Independence Day, showcasing local musicians, East Austin artwork and a variety of historical documentaries.
“We wanted to celebrate Texas Independence Day, not with barbecue and beer, but in a way that relates to the city of Austin,” said Aimee Garten, the museum’s programs coordinator. “We want to make sure people don’t forget about Texas history.”
The museum is the perfect spot to celebrate Texas’ historic past, Garten said. Built between 1840 and 1841, four years after Texas declared its independence from Mexico, the museum’s main building stands as the oldest frame house in Austin, and tours are offered through its fully furnished interior. Continue Reading...
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