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Brenham ISD seventh graders will take a step back in time on Wednesday, March 20 as they travel to Downtown Brenham for Local History Day. The event, which was originally scheduled for February 28, was postponed due to inclement weather. This learning experience supports seventh grade Texas history curriculum standards and helps students understand the rich history of our community. Students will participate in interactive stations related to history, business, architecture, and art. Activities include a scavenger hunt, the creation of a chalk mural in Alamo Alley, and writing a letter from the perspective of an early settler. Local artist and poet Lloyd Mays will share his work, as well as his story of growing up in Brenham during segregation. Students will also view the movie The Dawn of Washington County at The Barnhill Center. The public is invited to attend the final activity of the day, the Brenham Bandits gunfight, from 2:10 – 2:45 p.m. on Baylor Street, at the corner of Commerce. This historical shootout tells the story of a famous Texas Ranger from Washington County and some notorious outlaws who roamed the area. Many thanks to the City of Brenham and Main Street volunteers, as well as event organizers Sharon Brass, Bonnie Brinkmeyer, Sarah Cook, Jennifer Eckermann and Ardis Kamenicky, for making this annual experience possible.
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