26th Annual General Sam Houston Music and Folk Festival
May 3 - May 5, 2013
The Sam Houston Memorial Museum presents the 26th Annual General Sam Houston Music and Folk Festival, in Huntsville, TX Friday-Sunday, May 3-5.
Step Back In Time To The 1800s And Enjoy! The General Sam Houston Folk Festival will celebrate its 27th year on the Sam Houston Museum grounds, the grounds where Sam and Margaret lived with their children.
- Dulcimer Workshops
- Citizen Soldiers
- Live Acoustic Music
- Museum Tours
- Costumed Historical Characters
- Folklife Demonstrations
- Children's Activities
- Cultural Displays
- Arts & Crafts
- Ethnic Foods
- Living History Theatre
During this event, you can return to the days when the first and third President of the Republic of Texas lived on the land as tourists walk past Sam Houston’s personal items during a museum tour, which includes a look at his second lieutenant epaulets form the War of 1812, his flintlock pistol, a sword and a silver teapot formed from the coins he received for his service to the military in the battle of Horseshoe Bend.
You will learn about life in the 19th century as costumed historical characters demonstrate daily chores. Here echoes of the 1800′s will be heard in the songs performed by the the Gillette Brothers, the Celtaire String Band and more. And if traditional music strikes a chord in your heart, learn how to play a tune at a dulcimer workshop.
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The mission of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival is to increase all visitors' understanding and appreciation for Texas history, the life of Sam Houston, and our frontier & pioneer heritage. The program is a major component of Huntsville's tourism development plan and a significant contributor to the local economy.
The East Texas Folk Festival Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dba General Sam Houston Folk Festival exists to preserve and promote the legacy of Sam Houston and the frontier life and pioneer traditions of that time in East Texas. The host location and chief beneficiary of the event is the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex. The Festival supports improvement and expansion of facilities resulting in expanded education and programming.