Celebrate Burton’s History and Honor Former and Current Texas Rangers with Living History, Food, Live Music, and Fun
The Burton Heritage Society hosts the fourth annual Texas Ranger Day in historic Burton, Saturday, March 8, with an action-packed day that benefits the restoration of Mt. Zion Historical Chapel.
Which famous Texas Ranger lived and died in Burton, Texas? Discover the answer to this question and much more at Texas Ranger Day hosted by the Burton Heritage Society, March 8. The day begins with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial Fajita and Bean Cook-off along with live re-enactments by the Old West Rangers. The living history continues with a display of Texas Ranger 1880s camp life, and folk life demonstrations.
The fun continues with a beanbag toss tournament and old-fashioned games for kids of all ages. Tour the 1898 Burton Railroad Depot (anytime), and the Burton Farmers Gin at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum at 10am and 2pm. Live music will include Abigail Taylor, Slim Bawb and the StumpGrinders, Trickdog and Lisa, “Steppenwolf guitarist,” Danny Johnson and more.
A silent and live auction finishes the day to raise much-needed funds for Mt. Zion Historical Chapel at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Burton.
“For around 100 years, Mt. Zion Baptist Church was part of the social and religious fabric of the Burton community. It served as the closest church prior to and during construction by other churches, as well as, a gathering place for celebrations and gatherings,” says Susan Kiel, President of the Burton Heritage Society.
For more information on Texas Ranger Day, location and hours, visit www.burtonheritagesociety.org.