LECTURE SERIES See lecture page for times and places or download flyer.
OCTOBER 10, 2015
JANE LONG FESTIVAL – SATURDAY – 10AM TO 4PM at Fort Travis.
Historical Bunker Tours will be available as well as a face painter, Bean Bag Tournament, Play by the Way Off Broadway players, the silent auction and many vendors with crafts and food. One of the silent auction items is a quilt made and donated by Karen Anderson.
Come and have a great time. No rain is predicted this year!!!!
**BIRD WATCHING WITH WINNIE IN HIGH ISLAND
Winnie Burkett, Biologist and Houston Audubon Society stalwart.
April 21st, Tuesday, 3PM at the High Island Rookery in High Island.
Join the BPCF to discover the wonder of our peninsula’s bird habitat, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at Swede’s Real Estate, the Chamber of Commerce, or at the site the day of the event.
**May 16th, Saturday 11:00 am – 4pm Arts and Crafts Show
Steve’s Landing Restaurant
1290 Bay Vue Dr,. Crystal Beach, Tx.
JANE LONG OLEANDER
International Oleander Society is very happy and excited to propagate a new Oleander to be named for Jane Long.
JANE LONG MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
December 18, 2012: The new signs designating Hwy 87 as JANE LONG MEMORIAL HIGHWAY were dedicated and unvailed at 1:30PM. There is one sign by the Memorial and another sign close to Hwy 124 and Hwy 87.
DEDICATION OF JANE LONG MEMORIAL
Dedication of the Jane Long Memorial, a brand new Gateway project, was held on October 13, 2012 the opening day of the Jane Long Festival at 10AM. The memorial will consist of a monument, historical markers and three flagpoles flying the U.S. Flag, Texas Flag and the wonderful Jane Long Flag. The pavilion-like area at the entrance to Fort Travis, right off Hwy. 87 will include benches and pavers. The Galveston County Road & Bridge Dept. is working on the Memorial at this time.
Read about Samson Energy’s generous donation to the Jane Long Memorial at http://crystalbeachlocalnews.com/?p=3475
The Galveston Commissioners Court has designated Hwy 87 as “Jane Long Highway“. Several Jane Long Society members were in attendance.
JANE LONG PORTRAIT
After discovering that there was no recognition of Jane Long at the Capital of Texas in Austin, Texas, members of the Jane Long Society commissioned an artist to copy the only known portrait of Jane Long at the Fort Bend County museum. In April of 2011, the portrait was hung in the Library at the Capital in Austin, Texas. The plaque reads “Jane Long Mother of Texas Donated by the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation and the Jane Long Society”. Article about portrait. Article about trip. Please visit the library the next time you are in Austin.