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Many state parks have organized groups of interested citizens that actively support their park. These nonprofit organizations, sometimes referred to as "friends groups," work on behalf of park sites to assist with daily programs, special events, fundraising and public education. These groups serve as important links to local communities and park user groups, as well.

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The Friends Groups of the Texas State Parks are a very important part of the Texans for State Parks organization. Without these groups, the organization and parks would be in dire need. Here you will find information concerning grants, the starting of friends groups, and much more to help and encourage our much needed friends. Please click through to our resources page.

Washington-on-the-Brazos Hosts Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

WASHINGTON— Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site will be hosting a free Juneteenth Heritage Celebration 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday to showcase the rich African-American heritage and culture of the Brazos Valley, past and present.

The program will include artifact exhibits; art displays; prominent guest speakers such as historians, former athletes and genealogists; living history buffalo soldiers and cowboys; church choir performances; food and more.

Speakers during the event include Hugh McElroy, the first black football player to start in a game for Texas A&M University in 1970 and Dr. Andrew Torget, a professor of history at the University of North Texas and author of “Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850.”

The Juneteenth Heritage Celebration will be held at the Visitor Center Complex, Conference Center and Education Center within the park.

For more information, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website or call 936-878-2214.