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  • Sahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor Center openingSahawe Indian Dancers performing at Fort Griffin Visitor Center opening
  • Dr. Jim Bruseth and Peter Fix explain La Belle exhibit at opening eventDr. Jim Bruseth and Peter Fix explain La Belle exhibit at opening event
  • Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitor's center Buffalo Soldiers at the new Fort Griffin Visitor's center
  • Jan Bullock gives opening remarks a La Belle exhibit openingJan Bullock gives opening remarks a La Belle exhibit opening
  • The search is on in Fort Lancaster!The search is on in Fort Lancaster!

La Belle  opens in stunning exhibit

 

More than 200 guests enjoyed an  evening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum last night to celebrate the opening of the temporary exhibit “La Belle, The Ship that Changed History,” which opens to the public on Saturday. La Belle was discovered by THC archeologists in Matagorda Bay in 1996. The Friends of THC raised the funds to excavate and preserve the ship, and were delighted to share the evening with those who made it all possible.

 

 

Fort Griffin State historic Site Visitor Center reopens!

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the Fort Griffin State Historic Site reopened it's new visitor center. Children and adults gathered to celebrate the opening and also enjoyed living historians from all over who gathered to portray life at the fort and nearby Wild West town as it was in the 1870s. Participants enjoyed demonstrations, educational activities, and frontier history.

Plan your visit today to the Fort Griffin State Historic Site today!

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