The first in a series of presentations celebrating Georgetown at 175 will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 17, at Grace Heritage Center located at 817 S. Main Street, Georgetown, TX. Trey Smith will share his vast knowledge and fascinating artifacts while telling the story of the early days of Georgetown and Williamson County.
Trey Smith is an Austin native and has roots beginning at Bastrop Texas when his Smith family arrived in December of 1838 to the Republic of Texas. Oddly, His passion for early Texas History before and during the Republic of Texas and for the Indian Tribes of Texas came from his mother who was related to Clyde Kluckhohn, who lived with and wrote several books about the Navaho Indians and was the President of the American Anthropological Association in 1947. Both Trey and his mother became explorers of Texas traveling to the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto along with other historic Texas sites. When he watched John Wayne’s “The Alamo” as a little boy the Texas History hook was set. His enduring love of Texas History continues to this day.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Free to all.