Video Promo: All Aboard! The Train Arrives in Austin, by Austin History Center Association, February 5, 2021
(video from ACHA)
AHCA invites you to attend the 2021 Angelina Eberly Virtual Event
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021 at 12 pm
The yearly Angelina Eberly event is the primary annual fundraiser for the Austin History Center Association. Andthe theme for this year’s fundraiser is the arrival of trains in Austin. The centerpiece of this upcoming Feb 5, 2021 12:00 pm event will be the play “All Aboard! The Train Arrives in Austin.” This story, scripted by playwright Paullette MacDougal, will be trailblazing twenty-minute dramatization of the train first coming to Austin on Christmas Day 1871 – one of the four most important historical events of the 19th century for Austin’s evolution as a city. And this upcoming online program will anchored by former TV anchor Ron Oliveira. You won’t want to miss this!
Featuring Ken Webster, Rick Roemer, Marc A. Pouhé, and Lara Wright, Will Cleveland, and Amber Quick.
February 05, 2021
Everywhere, TX, 78700
A ticket entitles the purchaser to a link to view this special performance.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EBERLY VIRTUAL EVENT
If you would like to inquire if you are a current AHCA member (or an affiliate member connected to an active member), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-270-0132 and we will return your inquiry promptly.
If you would like to purchase an annual membership before purchasing an Eberly event ticket, a link to membership follows the Eberly event purchase menu below.
Become an annual member, or renew your annual membership, or add to your current annual membership by clicking this link:http://austinhistory.net/membership/
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AHCA – Sponsorship
P.O. Box 2287
Austin TX 78768
The Angelina Eberly Virtual Event will be AHCA’s Special Presentation to the community as we are preparing for an event that can be enjoyed and viewed remotely. While we wish we could be together for a traditional Eberly Luncheon, we are preparing for a virtual fundraising event, viewable at Facebook and Youtube, as we are living with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each winter, “the Eberly” is the signature event of the Austin History Center Association. Together, we all share our love of Austin history at an event the Austin American‐Statesman has called “An Austin Tradition.” Proceeds from each year’s luncheon help support the Austin History Center Association, who allocates a portion of the proceeds to the Austin History Center of the Austin Public Library.
Why is the AHCA fundraiser named for Angelina Eberly and why is there a statue of her on Congress Avenue?
Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, heroine of Texas’ “Archives War,” was an astute Austin innkeeper in the early days of the Republic of Texas. She became directly involved in a political skirmish that had lasting consequences. In December 1842, Sam Houston announced that Austin was no longer the Capital of Texas and that his namesake town, Houston, was. He dispatched the Texas Rangers to Austin with orders to Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward to remove the Republic of Texas archives from Austin and move them east. The furtive effort was spotted by Eberly, who lit a town cannon, which alerted citizens of the theft. Local Austinites chased the wagons north into Williamson County, where the rangers were forced at gunpoint to surrender the archives. “The Archives War” reinforced Austin’s standing as the capital of Texas.