Close-up Photo of Yellow Rose in Bloom
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06 | San Jacinto Family Day: Who was the yellow rose?  (LaPorte)


Children Free with purchase of adult ticket




San Jacinto Museum & Battlefield|One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas 77571

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From the organizer:

The song “The Yellow Rose of Texas” is familiar to many Texans, but the story of Emily West, the women behind the lyrics, is far less known. Emily West was a free Black woman who arrived in Texas in 1835 to work as an indentured servant at the New Washington Association’s hotel in Morgan’s Point. However, she hasn’t even been in Texas for six months before being taken captive by the Mexican army. While the stories about Emily West and General Santa Anna are a later, fictional addition to her story, West’s grit and determination to survive the Texas Revolution is full of Texas spirit. Learn more about the real story of Emily West and make your own yellow rose out of tissue paper in her honor.

SAN JACINTO DAY takes place on the first Saturday of each month. On that day, children can enter for free when accompanied by an adult family member who purchases a ticket. In addition, there will be a hands-on, interactive program designed to be enjoyed as a family scheduled for part of the day. Child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family!  While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families.


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