Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sam Houston Birthday Celebration

Yesterday, we visited Sam Houston's schoolhouse for his birthday celebration! We always enjoy our visits to this local museum and grounds. 

My ancestry is from the Ogilvie clan in Scotland.  My great-great....grandfather came over with his brother and fought in the Revolutionary War.  The president of the Knoxville Scottish Society was on hand yesterday to give us some of our family history and Sam Houston.  The Ogilvie's are related to the royal family and they have the most intricate tartan!  

I also learned that there are free bagpipe lessons offered at Maryville College...definitely checking into that for Daniel.  AND there are ladies from DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) at the library every Thursday morning that will help you with the paperwork to become a member.  Since Tera will be studying the American Revolution next year, I'm thinking this will be a great assignment for her!  

There were demonstrators with hands-on fun....

music and food...

 and lots of fun!

These last two photos are compliments of the Sam Houston Schoolhouse facebook page or to find out more visit their website.  They are the only photos I have of Tera and myself from the day.  Go check out their page and send them a friend's request. It's a good way to stay informed of the latest events and they even have a trivia contest going on this month to win a free year's membership! 


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