Category Archives: history

The Red Velvet Cake War

Jefferson is very fortunate to have four, diverse and talented theater groups in town. How many cities in America can boast that they have one theater group for every 500 people? The 2012 Jefferson Theater Season kicks off this Saturday … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! From Jefferson, Texas

Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable, festive Christmas Holiday. Jefferson, Texas not only celebrates Christmas in a big way, but also Mardi Gras, The 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Eve Weekend, in Jefferson you can ride … Continue reading

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Second Weekend of Christmas in Jefferson, Texas

The second weekend of Christmas in Jefferson, Texas saw even bigger crowds than last weekend. The weather was much colder but it seemed to enhance the Christmas Spirit. People formed long lines to see the Candlelight Tour of Homes and … Continue reading

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Jefferson’s Ghost of Christmas Past Home Tours

  On December 17th, 2011 tour some of Jefferson’s most Historic Homes and visit with residents from Jefferson’s past such as Jeannie Epperson, Confederate Captain Joseph H. Pratt and I.E. Smith.   At the House of the Seasons (409 S … Continue reading

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The Restoration of Union Missionary Baptist Church

  In 1883 a sanctuary was reborn from the ashes of Reconstruction. The sanctuary, Union Missionary Baptist Church, had fallen into disrepair and resources were needed to restore and preserve the structure. On October 29th, 2011 a Restoration Celebration and … Continue reading

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New Books About Jefferson, Texas

  One of the many things that attract people to Jefferson, Texas is the architecture. Jefferson, with a population of around 2,000, has over sixty buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.   Coincidentally two books, that showcase the architectural … Continue reading

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