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Texas history and pioneer skills

March 2nd is Texas Independence Day!

The Susanna Dickinson Museum has undergone a 10-year restoration. Susanna is a figure of Texan histroy because "she survived the Battle of the Alamo, and carried the news of its fall to Sam Houston, which ultimately led to Houston's defeat of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto and independence for the Republic of Texas. For this deed Susanna Dickinson became known as the "Messenger of the Alamo.""

Located at 411 East Fifth Street, the museum stands as an assistant to the public who would like to learn more about the history of our state, and more about life in Susanna's time. It's activities are free to the public and well worth the attention of local homeschooling families who want to amend their study of Texas History with a few field trips!

My daughter is especially interested in pioneer days and would be excited to know about the ongoing quilting bee held every Thursday afternoon, beginning March 4, from 1 to 3. Quilts will be sold to raise money for charity, and they will be assembled in a teaching environment and all interested are welcome.

If your son isn't interested in quilting, but he's studying the time period with you, he can spend some quiet time in the Texana Library. With proper behavior and respect, a young teen can enjoy the vast resources available in this local treasure.

Click here for a map of the restaurants in the area... Austin has so much great food!

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