“The Rough Road to Texas Independence” Tour
(April 21, 2018 10am-3pm)
Celebrating Oakwood’s Alamo Survivor, Texas Revolution Soldiers, and Founders of the Republic Of Texas
Please join us for the Texas Independence Walking Tours at Oakwood Cemetery April 21th, 2018 on the 182nd anniversary of the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. The tours will highlight interesting stories about "residents" who helped Texas win its independence during the Texas Revolution October 1835 through April 21, 1836 and create the Republic of Texas. Costumed actors will portray a variety of characters ranging from Susanna Dickinson, survivor of the Alamo, to heroes from the battles of the Texas Revolution, and key participants in the establishment of Republic of Texas government. Our 45 minute tours are family-friendly and free, but donations are gladly accepted.
Tours start every 30 minutes between 10 am-2:30pm near the Oakwood Chapel on Main Avenue. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.
The event is sponsored by Save Austin's Cemeteries, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Austin’s historic cemeteries in partnership with the City of Austin. Tax-deductible donations for the tour are welcome to support gravestone cleaning and restoration projects of 1800s monuments.
We will need many volunteers to help us plan, market and run this event so please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help in any of these areas.
- Planning & marketing – dates vary
- Set-up crew (help set up tents, tables, chairs, signs) 8:30am-10am
- Tour Guides – 10am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-3pm
- Actors and actresses– 10am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-3pm
- Sign-in/hospitality table – 10am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-3pm
- Clean-up crew – 2:30pm-4pm