March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. It’s been celebrated on that day every year since 1836.
In Merkel on Wednesday, a special celebration was held at the Merkel Museum.
The museum has the celebration every year, no matter what, rain, sleet, or shine this celebration goes on.
Organizers say their largest crowd was on a Sunday one year that it snowed and nearly 200 people came!
At the Merkel museum it’s all Texas all the time, but March 2 is special occasion.
Many say Texas trivia is their favorite part.
Wednesday it was a two in one deal, a celebration and fundraiser.
“I enjoy the trivia, of course, I enjoy the money for the museum too because this is how we pay for the lights and the air conditioning and heating,” said museum director, Larry Gill.
Along side the good music, the good food, and the great fun, the day was all about the Lone Star State.
If you’d like to visit the Merkel Museum and see all of it’s Texas history, they are open Thursdays and Fridays 9-5 and on Saturdays from 9-4.