Celebrate Texas Independence at "Independence Eve"

March 1


Sundown Social Auction: Treenware

These exquisite, one of a kind, wooden, hand crafted spoons are unique like no others.  One set is made of mesquite and the other of pecan. Both are  adorned with Texas Ranger Stars. JD Bolich is a wood craftsman or ‘Bodger’ residing in Benchley, Texas with more than 45 years of experience.  He custom handcrafts  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: The Spirit of Texas

The lavishly appointed clubhouse at Miramont in Bryan is known as one of the grandest in the country.  The golf is one of the top 10 courses in Texas, providing challenges for amateurs and pros alike.  Your party of 4 will enjoy one round of golf with two golf carts, followed by dinner at the  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: An Evening at Lott’s Tavern

Discover how Texas History stays alive and well at Washington on the Brazos with a behind the scenes tour of very special Star of the Republic Museum including the new Pioneer Playroom. Then stroll down the country lane for an evening at Lott’s Tavern in Old Washington during the 1850’s. There you will enjoy a candlelight  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Taking on the Texans

With  two (2)  tickets to a pre-season on the Club Level  and a parking pass to the red lot you will cheer on the Texans and marvel as the Big Boy,  JJ Watt works his magic on defense.  Date to be determined when schedule is released.  Enjoy the win with a meal with a $75  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: A Texas Beauty

Show your Texas pride with these unique glass necklaces.  In addition to the present day Texas flag, the other is the Dodson flag. The Dodson flag was flown over Washington on the Brazos during the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence.  Both are handmade using a Fuseworks kiln. Handmade especially for you by Melissa  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Home on the Range

Put a little touch of Texas in every corner of your home.  Featuring a hand thrown Pottery pitcher and glasses by Herb Baumgartner, a long time demonstrator for Washington on the Brazos.  Using native clay, Herb throws each piece on the potter’s wheel.  Some clays are dug from his farm in Ellis County and some  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Hullaballo in Aggieland

Join the faithful at the newly renovated Kyle Field to see the Fightin’ Texas Aggies to see Kevin Sumlin’s Fightin’ Texas Aggies start the 2016 season with Sooner import Trevor Knight in action as QB. Christian Kirk, Myles Garrett and Speedy Noil are on track to deliver a stellar season. Texas A&M vs Prairie View  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: 1844 Barrington Birthday

Give your child the most unique Birthday Party of their young life! Ten children will begin with play time at Barrington Farm, the living history farm at Washington on the Brazos. The kids will play games from the 1800’s and make toys of the time period such as corn husker dolls and clay marbles. They  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Finding Grandma

Find great Grandma and your ancestors. Shelby Rowan will donate ten hours of work to you but, for a $1,000 donation to Washington on the Brazos, she will give you 40 hours of research! You need to have at least two generations before you that lived in America. Expires April 30, 2017. Show your Texas  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Texas Rising

Your party of six (6) people will enjoy a private tour of The San Jacinto monument and museum. Discover how a decisive 18-minute battle for Texas independence empowered a young nation, forever altered the course of world history and left a legacy of Texian valor. Next you will enjoy a personal tour of the Battleship  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Texas Our Texas

Steep yourself in Texas history and your magnificent Capitol. This is a day in Austin for six (6) people to enjoy the wonders of the State. Experience an intriguing behind-the-scenes tour at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and receive a book about the amazing excavation of La Belle which was discovered 300 years after  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Tall Ship Elissa

Elissa is a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 in Scotland. She measures 205 feet long, 99 feet high and, at 135 years old, she is not a replica – she is a survivor. Read her incredible story in the book “Elissa”. The knife was handcrafted by Percy Richardson, using teak from the deck  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Blue Skies Over Texas

What better way to see your property than from the big blue Texas sky! Get a thrill with an airplane ride for four (4) passengers with pilot and a co-pilot. The plane seats 6 people. You will fly for approximately one hour over Washington County and surrounding areas. The pilot, Jeff Weiss, has flown many  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: 180 Years and Countin

Designed and handcrafted by Peter Emerson are several items that are treasures to be passed on for generations. A copper platter depicting Independence Hall, the humble building where 180 years ago, 59 brave men signed the Texas Declaration of Independence and changed the course of history.  Hand carved in wood, this cutting board, celebrates that  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Tee It Up in Aggieland

The golf enthusiasts will enjoy one round of golf, including lunch, for 4 golfers at Traditions, the prestigious, private club in Aggieland. Challenge yourself on this Jack Nicklaus designed course, nestled among the natural banks of Turkey Creek. Includes a one night stay in a Traditions 3-bedroom Casita.

Sundown Social Auction: A Capitol Idea

Own a very unique, framed drawing of the Texas Capitol signed by your own Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker of the House Joe Straus. Order a Texas flag to be flown over the Texas Capitol on a date of your choice.

Sundown Social Auction: Git Along Lil’ Dogie

Hoot ‘n holler at this Chuck Wagon cook-out for 30 people. The Sourdough Cookers will grill up dinner with all the fixins’ from the back of an authentic chuck wagon just as it was done 150 years ago. Hosted at the location of your choice, within a one-hour drive of Brenham. This party will take  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Painting in the Park

Paintbrush, canvas and palette, all make for a wonderful day of Painting in the Park. Add wine and munchies to create the perfect Girls Day Out! This is not your average painting class and no experience is necessary…just Paint ‘n Sip with your art teacher. You and 25 friends will gather “Where Texas Became Texas”  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: On The Trail

This beautifully handcrafted knife with antler handle has been engraved with the State of Texas Seal and the 180th anniversary of Texas to commemorate the State’s proud history.  A family legacy is born. This very unique Portmanteau, also known as a Carriage Bag, is an 18th century suitcase. It is suited for an overnight journey  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Repast with the Representative

Catch up with our newest legislator, Representative Leighton Schubert and Mrs. Brittany Schubert while enjoying the beauty and hospitality of the Lucky Shamrock Ranch with Mike and Taffy O’Brien. Your party of 18 will have some valuable one-on-one time with the District 13 Representative, while feasting on a gourmet meal by Chef Tai of Veritas.  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Gentleman Cowboy

The perfect accessory for the sharp dressed man. A handcrafted Lone Star belt buckle by Max Lang and his leather belt. Max is a talented silver artisan and has created custom items for many legendary Texans, including George W. Bush, Willie Nelson and Jeff Bagwell. Wear this buckle as a proud Texan! This unique piece  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: If it Quacks Like a Duck

What could be more fun than duck hunting with Lois Kolkhorst? Hosted by Aaron Flencher of Citizens State Bank, this will be a morning hunt for two (2) people in the Somerville area during the 2016/2017 hunting season. Decoys and dogs provided. Buyer must bring their own guns, shells and license.

Sundown Social Auction: Our Texas Legend

President George H.W. Bush personally chose this landscape, “Growing Side by Side” to express his love for Texas. ’41 says: “As in all things Texas, our beauty is unique.” This print, signed by our former Commander-in-Chief, is a one of a kind treasure allowing you to own a piece of history from one of our  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: The Right to Bear Arms

This rifle is an accurate and working replica of the Henry 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle, down to the .45 Colt caliber, brass butt plate, 24″ octagonal barrel and high polished charcoal blue screws. The 1866 Yellowboy lever-action rifle was a marked improvement over the Henry rifle.  It was the first true Cowboy lever-action rifle and  Read more

Sundown Social Auction: Republic of Texas Powder Horn

  by Banjo Eddy and Sylvia Ellis Republic of Texas Horn with carved mahogany star base plug, dyed color accents, and permanently- attached tip with violin key tip plug, 2015. Property of the Washington on the Brazos Park Association to be offered at auction in 2016 (at The Sundown Social event). Created by “Banjo Eddy” Ellis,  Read more