|Now THAT is some Texas pride!|
This driver was spotted on the road in – where else? – Houston, Texas’ most awesome* city.
And, in case you’re counting, that’s a Texas flag + an Alamo silhouette + a reference to the Come and Take It Cannon.
This driver has TEXAS PRIDE.
We think this driver (and you!) should come see our current Texas exhibition – to learn the significance of these powerful symbols – before it closes Sept. 5, 2011!
Not from around here?
If you’re not from Texas, you may be wondering why everyone makes such a big deal about Texas history.
In short, it’s epic. And fascinating. But don’t take my word for it – here are a few Texas facts to pique your interest:
It’s BIG. The fabled King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Texas is as large as all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined.
It’s BEAUTIFUL. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America – and Texas has a total of 6,300 square miles of inland lakes and streams.
It’s ONE OF A KIND. Just one example: At the time of entry, Texas was the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
It’s HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT. As any Apollo 13 fan knows, the first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was “Houston.” There are more than 700 local history museums, 40,000 recorded archeological sites and more than 2,000 sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. And, there are approximately 11,500 historical markers in the state - marking the events you can also explore in our exhibit!
And it’s a lot of FUN. This applies to both the state itself – and the exhibition that chronicles it’s history, here at HMNS through Sept. 5!
Still not convinced?
Win a Chance To See Texas FREE This Weekend – and win $50 from Kroger!
Texas exhibit sponsor Kroger wants to make sure you see Texas! The Exhibition! Leave a comment below with your favorite Texas history fact or historic person and you’re entered to win $50 to Kroger and 4 tickets to see Texas! The Exhibition this weekend!
Our lucky winner will be randomly selected Friday, Sept. 2 at noon – so get your comments in soon!
*Established through a very scientific survey of my own opinion.