Tyler County Heritage Society
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March 4, 2023 ’New Extended Weedend Hours for the Pickett House Restaurant WOODVILLE, Texas – The Pickett House Restaurant will implement new Friday and Saturday hours starting on Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day). The restaurant will remain open until 7pm on Friday nights and Saturday nights. Open at 11am and close at 7pm. Click to download more detal information about the Pickett Restaurant Hours..
January 14, 2023 ’He Ain’t Hungry’ – Thoughts on F. E. (Ab) Abernethy’s Legacy Dr. Untiedt will be speaking about the importance of recognizing and appreciating folklore in our lives, including one aspect of it in particular: sharing stories with others, especially those of real-life experiences passed orally from one generation to another. Dr. Untiedt will enlighten us on why this is important to us. And one cannot talk about folklore without mentioning Dr. Abernethy who published books on poetry, short stories, folk music, legends, and a three-volume history of the Texas Folklore Society. Many in our area might remember Dr. Abernethy as he also taught at Woodville High School in the past. The meeting and presentation starts at 7 PM on Monday, January 23, 2023 in the Pickett House Restaurant in Heritage Village, Woodville, Texas. Click to download information about Dr. Untiedt and more details for pre-meeting activities and the TCHS's Annual Membership Meeting..
September 3, 2022 "JAM ON THE GREEN" is our 1st Musical Event Fundraiser to support the construction of the new miniture train museum. Come join our country jam on September 10th with the pre-entertainment by the Big Thicket Ramblers and Chris Edwards at 6 pm. Then featuring Cortney Hale Revia with the Rustic Bird at 7 pm. Click to download more information on our 1stMusical event.
March 18, 2022 "DOC BEAN" is an audio e-book for ages 9 and under The book focuses on encouraging kids to become Doctors and Nurses, etc. "DOC BEAN" is narrated by Kassidy Hadnot, a 4th grader in Beaumont Independent School Dist. Kassidy will be showcasing the book at the Tyler County Festival-of-the-Arts weekend at Heritage Village, Woodville, Texas on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
March 18, 2022 Dinnner-on-the-Grounds at Heritage Village in Woodville, Texas has returned after a 2-year absence due to the pandemic. The event is scheduled during Tyler County's Festival of the Arts weekend on Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 11am until 2pm. Join us for an "old fashioned" meal, music, and fellowship. Tickets are adult $10, Children 12 and under are $5. The ticket covers the meal, entertainment and village entrance fee.
August 15, 2021 Heritage Village's Lecture Series is back with a presentation on Black Bears titled: Recovering the Louisiana Black Bear to Southeast Texas This event is on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6 PM at Heritage Village in Woodville Texas, Adrian F. Van Dellen, DVM is presenting his photographic capture of American Black Bears. He was privileged to join a group of Photographers at a black bear reserve. He has tales to tell of being just feet away from the bears. Read more about Dr. Van Dellen and his travels Also currently there is a free photo display in the Heritage Village Special Exhibit Room.
uly 15, 2021 Whitmeyer Genealogy Library is collaborating with FamilySearch to have their genealogical documents digitized for online retrieval. FamilySearch is a non-profit organization that is building a worldwide database of family information. The digitized data will be available on FamilySearch.org/archives in the future as well as available at Whitmeyer Library in Woodville, Texas for in-library computer based searches.
January 15, 2020 King Ranch - King Ranch lecture scheduled for Heritage Village on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 presented by Ray Hensarling, a rancher and self-described amateur historian. The ranch comprises 825,000 acres of South Texas Land, which included portions of 6 counties. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
September 19, 2019 Ghost Stories - Annual spooky storytelling event scheduled at Heritage Village
September 19, 2019 Photo Contest - Heritage Village hosting photo contest
September 8, 2019 Texana Tales - Runaway Scrape & Songs of Susanna by Author/historian Donaly Brice and songwriter Fletcher Clark

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