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Daughter of Republic Meetin
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • Posted September 5, 2013

The next meeting of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Heart of Texas Chapter, will be held September 9, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. Their Business Office and Meeting Room is located at 106 North College Street. All of their meetings are open to the public.

This meeting will be an organizational meeting for the coming year and no special program will be offered. In addition to the coming year’s calendar, plans will be discussed for attending the District VIII Workshop which will be held on September 28, at The Hills Country Club. The Workshop will be hosted by the William Barret Travis Chapter of Austin, Texas. Reservation forms will be available at the meeting and they are due by September 14.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is an organization whose purpose is to encourage historical research and programs. They are currently working with other local organizations to bring a program of “Historians & Storytellers” to Brady. This program will be on Sunday, September 15, at the Heart of Texas Event Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. The organizations working together include: the Heart of Texas Historical Museum, the Heart of Texas Writers Group, and the McCulloch County Historical Commission.

The featured Historian will be Bill O’Neal, our current Texas State Historian. He will speak on, “Gunfighterology,” at 2:00 p.m. and a humorous program on, “Music Traditions of Texas,” at 4:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. local Sam Saba Storyteller, Marilynn Johanson, will tell, “The Pioneer Woman’s Story,” of her great grandmother, who “lived the colorful life”. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Inquires about programs, meetings and association may be directed to President Karen Bishop at 325-243-5261 or Registrar Sheila Van Zant at 325-344-5423. Information is also available at the official DRT website, and at the local chapter email address,

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