County Museum to Host Author Mary L. Scheer
Join the Brazoria County Historical Museum on Thursday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. as it hosts author Mary L. Scheer for her book Women and the Texas Revolution. Limited quantities of the book will be available for sale at the Museum during the event. Admission to the program is free. For more information, telephone (979) 864-1208 or visit the Museum’s website at www.bchm.org.
Mary L. Scheer will discuss her book, Women and the Texas Revolution, which explores the role of women during the period of the Texas Revolution. Most books on the Texas Revolution include women only briefly in the narrative, such as Emily Austin, Susanna Dickinson, and Emily Morgan West, but not as principal participants. Scheer’s book covers the history of these women in much more depth, as well as those women and children who fled Santa Anna’s troop in the Runaway Scrape. Scheer also examines the roles of and issues facing Native American, Black, and Hispanic women of the time. The Texas Revolution had an immense effect on all people, but especially on Texas women.