“Independence! A Lone Star Rises” Premier

03/31/2021, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

On March 31 in celebration of Texas History Month, the Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation will premiere “Independence! A Lone Star Rises”, a documentary film about the of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the creation of a nation at Washington on the Brazos 185 years ago.

A short trailer will be released on March 2 in honor of Texas Independence Day, the day the Texas Declaration of Independence was passed unanimously in Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

The movie is directed by Gary Foreman of Native Sun Productions and features original music by Grammy-nominated composer David Arkenstone. The film is free to view and will premiere on Wednesday, March 31 starting at 10 a.m. CT, with encore presentations at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historical FoundationWashington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, and Texas Historical Commission Facebook pages as well as the Texas Historical Commission YouTube channel.

Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19, the annual Texas Independence Day Celebration in-person event has been cancelled for 2021. Past Texas Independence Day Celebrations would welcome visitors to enjoy live music, reenactors, vendors, and most importantly, history. Despite the challenges, we look forward to bringing to life the dramatic events that took place on the banks of the Brazos River in March 1836 through a virtual experience for viewers around the world to enjoy.


Sponsors for the movie include the Washington on the Brazos Historical Foundation, Blue Bell Creameries, Walmart, Kolkhorst Family Foundation, the George and Anne Butler Foundation, John Nau III, Brannon Industrial Group, MidSouth Electric Co-op, H-E-B, Citizens State Bank, Brenham ISD Education Foundation , Summerlee Foundation, Travis and Tim Bryan, Sons of the Republic of Texas San Jacinto Chapter #1, Taste of Texas Restaurant, Del Sol Food Co. Inc./Briannas, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op, Turner, Pierce & Fultz,  Bob and Cathleen Davis, John and Evelyn Boatwright.



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