The Grapevine Historical Society will celebrate the commemoration of Texas Independence Day with a special ceremony on Saturday March 1 at 10:00 A.M. at the historic Torian Cabin located at 200 S. Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine.
The historic Torian log cabin was built on a head right settled by Francis Throop and it has been preserved to reflect a home used by early settlers on the Grape Vine Prairie at the time when Texas declared its independence.
This two room log cabin was purchased by John R. Torian in 1886 and was continually occupied by his family until the 1940’s. The cabin is open for public view and furnished as it would have been in the 1880's Texas.
The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution. It was adopted at the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836, and formally signed the following day.
Local citizens will share brief interesting comments on early pioneer life and the spirit of freedom that existed. A special flag for the occasion will be presented and raised at the cabin site by Boy Scouts marking this significant time in Texas and community history.
The public is invited to join with members of the society to this free community special event honoring the 178th anniversary of Texas independence.
This is an event fort young and old to enjoy! It’s worth your time. Come and see!