El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Friday, October 11 2019 9:30 AM - Saturday, October 12 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

9132 FM 908, Rockdale, Texas, 76567, United States

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Friday Lunch Partial Approval - $20.00

Lunch from 12 NOON - 1:00 PM

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General Admission - Membership Meeting (Friday Afternoon) Partial Approval - Free

Membership meeting begins at 1:00 PM

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Friday Afternoon Trail Signage Dedication Partial Approval - Free

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Driving signs will be dedicated by the Worley Family, the National Park Service, and ELCAT

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Friday Reception and Dinner at Apache Pass Partial Approval - $32.50

Reception with appetizers and cash bar from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Dinner with Speaker from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Saturday All Day Trail Tour (Includes Lunch) Partial Approval - $40.00

By purchasing this ticket, I agree to complete a Liability Waiver upon arrival. Includes bag lunch (sandwich, chips, drink, and fruit) and 1 seat on bus transport. Hike to Sugarloaf Mountain, Hike to Rancheria Grande (along certified historic segments of El Camino Trail), Mission San Francisco Xavier de los Dolores excavation site, visit the Milam County Historical Museum. *Note: Sugarloaf Mountain, requires the ability to squeeze through narrow openings, and hike over rough terrain, and no fear of climbing downhill. The hike along the El Camino trail segments to the Baumann Village Site is over dirt trails and is about 2.5 miles round trip. Also, you will need to stand for significant amounts of time throughout the day.

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Saturday Evening Dinner at "Steak, Stein, and Wine" Partial Approval - $37.50

Hosted by Milam County Judge Young. To buy tickets directly visit http://www.cameron-tx.com/

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Friday, October 11 2019 9:30 AM - Saturday, October 12 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

Apache Pass, 9132 FM 908, Rockdale, Texas, 76567, United States.

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

2019 Annual Meeting

FRIDAY (October 11th) 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch and Socializing

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Welcome and Introductions & Dedication of Event to former ElCaT Vice-President Joy Graham by Steven Gonzales, ElCat Executive Director

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Presentation: Because They Were Here Too: Los Rabago and the San Xavier Missions of Milam County by Tom Byrd, ElCaT President

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM: Presentation: El Camino Real de los Tejas: Its History, Peoples, and Places exhibition by Elaine Sullivan, ElCaT Program Manager / Exhibit Creator and Designer

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM: Presentation: Armchair Remote Sensing and Retracement - Enter the Drone: Toy Becomes Tool demonstration by Tom Byrd, ElCaT President

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Training / Presentation:  How to install El Camino Signage in your Community by National Park Service Personnel and Steven Gonzales, ElCaT Executive Director

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: National Park Service Update on Trail Developments

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM: Membership Business - Vote on Bylaws Amendments and Slate of Board of Directors

3:50 PM - 4:15 PM: Break and Networking

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM: Dedication of installation of Signage at Apache Pass River Crossing

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM: Viewing of Apache Pass Crossing on San Gabriel River

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Reception with appetizers, cash bar, and networking

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Dinner with Archaeologists Sergio and Melinda Iruegas speaking on Accumulative Landscapes of the Rancheria Grande and El Camino Real in the Provincia de Tejas: A Priority of King Felipe V 

 

SATURDAY (October 12th) All-Day Tour*

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9:00 AM: Meet at the County Courthouse in Cameron, park and board bus

- Parking is available in a lot on the south side of the Courthouse, across from the old jail building, at the intersection of S. Fannin and 1st Street

9:45 AM: Arrive at Sugarloaf Mountain (hike to top, listen to speakers Dave Cunningham and Alston Thoms)

12:00 PM: Arrive at Cedar Hill Ranch (bag lunches, restroom break)

1:00 PM: Hike to Rancheria Grande (hike along certified historic segments of El Camino Trail, visit Native American village site and see Baumann artifacts, speaker Steven Gonzales)

3:30 PM: Return to bus and ride to the Mission San Francisco Xavier de los Dolores excavation site

4:00 PM: View the Mission excavation site

4:30 PM: Return to Cameron and view Christopher Talbot's A Photographic Journey of the Trail exhibit at the Milam County Historical Museum. San Xavier Mission Complex artifacts will also be on display and books will be sold

5:00 PM: Tour ends

- You can stay in Cameron and enjoy a "Steak, Stein, and Wine" dinner at 5:00PM with reserved seating for tour participants (through our registration page) and ELCAT members hosted by the Milam County Judge Steve Young. Parking is located at the tax office parking lot at the corner of 1st Street and South Fannin 

- Or drive to Apache Pass for dinner 

*All tour participants will be required to sign a Liability and Photo Use Waiver prior to taking part in the tour. Copies will be available for signature the morning of the tour and can be viewed in advance here.

 

Accommodations

Rainbow Courts - prices range from $59.95 to $159.95 with limited availability - 

915 E Cameron Avenue

Rockdale, TX 76567

Phone: (512) 446 - 2361 

- must call for reservations and mention you are attending the El Camino Real Annual Meeting

- reservations must be made by 10/04 to get meeting rate

Budget Host Inn & Suites Rooms available for $79, double or single -

102 Lafferty Avenue

Cameron, TX 76520

Phone: (254) 605 - 0610 

- must call for reservations and mention you are attending the El Camino Real Annual Meeting

- reservations must be made by 10/04 to get meeting rate

Cancellation policy

There will be a $20 cancellation fee on all cancelled orders and refunds will be submitted shortly after the meeting occurs. 

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association

http://www.elcaminotrail.org

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association seeks to protect the historic integrity of the trail, to educate and engage the public about its significance, and to promote resource development, interpretation, and tourism along its path.

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