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Introducing Exclusive Old 300 Programs

We are excited for the start of our exclusive Old 300 Member programing! Over the next few months, you will have the opportunity to experience a unique, behind-the-scenes, hands-on look at history. Don’t wait! RSVP today, as each event has a limited number of spots available!

A Day at Peach Point: An Old 300 Excursion

Saturday October 21, 8:00 AM

Join The Bryan Museum founder, J.P. Bryan, (aka your tour guide) for a personalized tour of the Peach Point area in Brazoria County, Texas. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will cover the history of the Peach Point Plantation along with other key locations in the area, including the historic Gulf Prairie Cemetery and Durazno Plantation. Ticket price includes charter bus transportation from Galveston and back, lunch, and refreshments. Spots are limited. Full day itinerary coming soon!

Special Old 300 Lecture – Paul N. Spellman: Gone to Texas

Paul N. Spellman, professor of history and division chair at Wharton Junior College, will speak on his award-winning novel Old 300: Gone to Texas and this history of our Lifetime Members’ name sake. He is a native Texan and descendant of the Old Three Hundred family of Zadock and Minerva Cottle Woods. 
A broad and dramatic saga of the American westward migration to Texas between 1817 and 1825, this is the story of 300 families who made their way from all across the United States and four countries to settle in Austin’s Colony in Mexican Texas. An in-depth, personal look at the families, this adventure considers why they came to Texas, how they got here, and what they shared together in the early years.  

Sunday November 12, 4:00 PM

USS Texas Dry Dock Tour: An Old 300 Excursion

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 AM

In addition to being home to the largest collection of art and artifacts dedicated to telling the story of Texas and the American West, Galveston is also home to the Battleship Texas. The last surviving Dreadnought class ship, the USS Texas is the only battleship in existence today to have fought in both World Wars. Visit the historic Battleship Texas in dry dock to experience the sheer size and might of its history! This 1 hour and 45 minute guided tour around the ship will offer you a chance to learn about the ship’s construction, history, and ongoing repairs that will help preserve her for many years to come. This is an opportunity that any naval enthusiast will not want to miss. 

Stay tuned for even more Old 300 Exclusive programs, events, experiences, and trips!