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23 Jan
By: Communications 0

Harris County Precinct 4’s Heritage Festival Showcases Unique History of Tomball

Join Harris County Precinct 4 for a celebration of Tomball’s unique history during the Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

Wander the park grounds as storytellers and historical reenactors bring history to life. View a Civil War reenactment, participate in historical activities, and learn about the diverse cultures of Tomball. Featured activities include cultural demonstrations and self-guided tours of an African-American cemetery.

“Precinct 4’s Heritage Festival highlights some of Tomball’s earliest residents, from indigenous tribes to the first Texas settlers,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “By taking a look at the past, we can continue to learn, grow, and make progress.”

One of Harris County’s most historic parks, Spring Creek Park encompasses a former Confederate powder mill, African-American cemetery, and Native American campground. So far, researchers have found artifacts and structures from early Tomball settlers and indigenous tribes dating back 2,000 years. Visitors can read about these different cultures on historical markers throughout the park.

Spring Creek Park is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility at 15012 Brown Road, Tomball, Texas, 77375. For more information, visit www.hcp4.net/parks/springcreek/.

22 Apr
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Harris County Precinct 4’s Heritage Festival Comes to Spring Creek Park

Join Harris County Precinct 4 for a celebration of Tomball’s unique history during the Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

Wander the park grounds as storytellers and historical re-enactors bring history to life. Participate in historical games and activities, and learn about the diverse cultures of Tomball. Featured activities include archaeological digs, Civil War battle re-enactments, and historical African-American cemetery tours.

“We want to recognize the historical impact and diverse cultures of this area,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “By taking a look at the past, we can continue to learn, grow, and make progress.”

One of Harris County’s most historical parks, Spring Creek Park encompasses a former Confederate powder mill, African-American cemetery, and Native American campground. So far, researchers have found artifacts and structures from early Tomball settlers and indigenous tribes dating back 2,000 years. Visitors can read about these different cultures on historical markers throughout the park.

“Spring Creek Park is possibly the only park with confirmed archaeological finds that show involvement from so many diverse groups of people,” said Janet Wagner, chair of the Harris County Historical Commission. “The park was used as a Spanish campsite between 1772 and 1818, an early 19th-century plantation, a sawmill, an African-American cemetery, a Civil-war era powder mill, and a German farming community.”

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Spring Creek Park is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility at 15012 Brown Road, Tomball, Texas, 77375. For more information, visit www.hcp4.net/parks/springcreek/.

15 May
By: HCP4 Admin 0

Heritage Festival 2018

Harris County Precinct 4 invites the public to learn about Tomball’s unique history during the Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

Attendees can participate in archaeology digs, view Civil War battle re-enactments, and tour a historic cemetery. The event will also include weapons and cultural demonstrations, storytellers, activities, and food trucks. Park visitors are also encouraged to visit historical markers highlighting the park’s history.

“We want to recognize the historical impact and diverse cultures of this area,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “By taking a look at the past, we can continue to learn, grow, and make progress.”

Located in one of Harris County’s most historical areas, Spring Creek Park encompasses a former confederate powder mill, African-American cemetery, and Native American campground. Over the years, researchers have found artifacts and structures from many different populations over the years, including Native American tribes dating back 2,000 years.

“Spring Creek Park is possibly the only park with confirmed archeological finds that show involvement from so many diverse groups of people,” said Janet Wagner, chair of the Harris County Historical Commission.

“The park was used as a Spanish campsite between 1772 and 1818, an early 19th century plantation, a sawmill, an African-American cemetery, a Civil-war era powder mill, and a German farming community.”

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Spring Creek Park is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located at 15012 Brown Road, Tomball, Texas, 77375.