Music makes a Celebration
Jun 09, 2012
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Fanthorp Inn SHS|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214|
Tap on the tambourine or try your hand at strumming the mountain dulcimer. Visit Fanthorp Inn on this special Saturday in June and experience the life and music of Texans and travelers. Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in the 19th century. As one of early Texas’ most occupied Stagecoach Inns, Fanthorp often found itself as the focal point for parties, celebrations, and great Balls; which brought delight to significant dates such as New Years, Christmas and Texas Independence Day. Relive the joy weary travelers and local citizens experienced as the Inn provided the largest room and accommodations in the area to host celebrations. Imagine interacting with noted Fanthorp guests who included Sam Houston, Zachary Taylor, and Robert E. Lee as fanciful music filled the rooms. Absorb the music that brought relief to the weary and excitement to young and old alike. Explore the period music performed by skilled musicians on instruments including the Mountain Dulcimer and guitar. Don’t be surprised to feel yourself join in the toe tapping music.
Learn about travel and communications at one of Texas most authentically restored stagecoach inns. Stepping onto the Fanthorp front porch is a passage into yesteryear as guides take visitors back to Texas in the 1850’s describing the workings of the Inn and its very successful Innkeeper. It’s a unique event the whole family will remember and enjoy.
Texas Parks and Wildlife presents Fanthorp Inn to you without admission fees but with a suggested donation of $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. The program will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, 579 South Main Street Anderson, Texas 77830, located in Grimes County off Highway 90 about 10 miles east of Texas Hwy 6 in Navasota. The first floor is accessible for the mobility impaired.
For additional details call (936) 878-2214 ext.246.