Historical

May 14, 2018

On Genealogical Societies

Why spend hours on the Internet to find your ancestors? Last week, I sat down with a friend who is helping me complete my application for membership into the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was fascinated, and it wasn’t even her own family. Hunched over the keyboard, fingers flying, she scurried from site […]

General, Historical
March 22, 2017

Why a Bed and Breakfast?

Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast in a lovely, old historic home? Or at least one that is carefully cared for and beautifully furnished, with scrumptious, elegant breakfasts? There are some gorgeous Bed and Breakfasts available. Now-a-days, with the Internet, they are easy to find and convenient to investigate. One caveat, of […]

Historic Tours of Texas Blog, Historical
March 18, 2017

The Wobbly

The Wobbly How delightful to have friends who love to travel! Join us on Saturday, April 1, to visit the Galveston Railroad Museum and the latest exhibit on “The Wobbly”. The cost will be an affordable $25 for the day which will include transportation ($15) and admission ($10) to the museum. There is something about […]

Historic Tours of Texas Blog, Historical
April 2, 2016

On Expectations

Over the last three months, our Granaderos y Damas have been planning our Symposium in honor of Bernardo de Gálvez. For our Keynote speaker, we had hoped to secure the services of a scholar named Dr. Thomas E. Chávez. He is the author of a book titled Spain and the Independence of the United States, a […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical
January 31, 2016

On The Institute of Hispanic Cultures

Nope, I’ve missed the blogging too much. I’m going back to daily blogs, so look for the ramblings of my feeble mind again with your daily coffee. Blogging is good practice for writing, it’s good discipline, and it’s a good means of getting focused. And it’s delightful to know I have a kind and gentle […]

Bernardo de Gálvez
January 25, 2016

Tidbits from History – The Spanish Silver Fleets

How did the wealth of the Spanish world get to Madrid to fill the new palace of Carlos III?         We’ve discussed Mexico City’s palaces during the 1770s and the Manila Galleons. Hopefully, everyone has heard of the Spanish silver fleets. After gathering silver and gold from Peru and Mexico, the shipments were collected […]

Historical
January 22, 2016

Researching and Stolen Documents

Why do people steal documents in order to add them to their private collections?            Several years ago, I was doing research at the Archivo Municipal de Matamoros. The room is dungeon-like, deep in the bowels of Casa Mata, a 200 year-old fort. The chairs are hard wood, the table worn oak, polished from years […]

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