We explored the history of the many cultures that settled in Texas by experiencing the dance, music, food & traditions of the Czechs, Germans, American Indians, Polish, and Blacks.
Great Promise for American Indians - Dancing & Drumming
A group from Great Promise for American Indians performed traditional Native American Indian dances wearing authentic clothing and played traditional music. Funding was in part provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Also performing were Trudy Lynn - Houston's First Lady of Blues, Mandi Powell, a singer/songwriter who is a native of Sealy, and Mike Blakely & the Whiskey Traders.
Wawel, a Polish Folk Dance Group also performed as did the Mariachi Espuestos De Mexico.
The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners held their annual plant sale on Saturday in conjunction with the Spring Picnic.
Vintage Baseball Games were played most of the day. The Houston Babes, the Katy Combines and a newly formed Sealy team played baseball as it was played in the 1860s - no gloves, handmade baseballs and authentic uniforms!
A Vintage Car Show and Parade featured beautifully restored vehicles.
We also played many games from yesteryear, including:
Hoop & stick races
Egg Tosses - for all ages
Hula Hoop Competition
Demonstrations of woodworking, spinning, forging iron, knife construction and many other skills from the past were held throughout the day.
Vendors were set up all day Saturday selling handmade items, items grown on local farms and vintage and antique items.
Great food and drinks were served by the Sealy Area Historical Society. Barbecue plates prepared by some of the best pit masters in the area were served as well as hamburgers and hotdogs.