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A story of the beginnings of the Republic of TexasThe capital of the Republic of Texas for only a year, from 1836 until 1837, the historic town of West Columbia is also where Sam Houston was sworn in as president of the new Republic and where Secretary of State Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” died.

A 1900 hurricane destroyed the humble structure that was the new nation’s first capitol, but a replica here is a reminder of Texas’ early days of independence.

The Capitol of Texas Park features 21 black granite monuments depicting the people and events that contributed to the birth of the Republic.

Near West Columbia, our Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site vividly interprets life on a 19th- century sugar plantation, including the lives of those enslaved to toil here. At this Texas Historical Commission property, several generations of Texas history and commerce come alive.
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A story of the beginnings of the Republic of Texas

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Granbury is beautiful year around, but especially at Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Texas painted Churches - Czech and German - the stories of TexasMany predominantly Czech and German communities transplanted versions of their former hometowns to the new world, most notably in what are known today as the Painted Churches.

Dedicated in 1895, St. Mary's is one of the famous Painted Churches of Texas and is visited by thousands each year. A granite monument to Praha's Nine rests in the churchyard, memorializing the nine Praha men who died on World War II battlefields.

Given Praha's diminutive population, the loss of the nine men ranks Praha's per captia World War II losses higher than almost any other city in America. A ceremony is held on Memorial Day annually at St. Mary's.

In 1983, 15 Painted Churches statewide were listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This rare art form is manifested in some of the state’s highest expressions of design, architecture, and worship through such methods as freehand work, stenciling, infill, graining, and marbling.
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Th story of Christmas in Hood County! ... See MoreSee Less

Th story of Christmas in Hood County!

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Don't miss "The Nutcracker" at the Granbury Opera House, December 8-11. Presented by Ballet Frontier and Granbury Theatre Company. ... See MoreSee Less

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Opening Saturday March 2, 2019

Spring is just around the corner and The Bridge Street History Center will resume our normal schedule of opening on Saturdays from 1-5pm starting March 2, 2019. We’ve had a busy off season planning a spectacular line up of events as the year progresses.