Dinner Meeting - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM

on May 6, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:   The meeting will be held on Wednesday (Not the regularly scheduled Tuesday) June 1, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Dinner meeting at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479. The speaker will be Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm, born and raised in Mexico City, came to the United States a 17.  She holds degrees from the University of Miami, Texas Tech and completed her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of Texas at Austin.  Among her many books and articles is the award-winning De León, a Tejano Family History  (2004). During her forty years in teaching, she has won numerous awards including the prestigious Piper Award as one of the best teachers in Texas.  She has recently retired and been honored as a Professor Emeritus in History from Sam Houston State University for her work with her students, her university and her community.  Her topic will be “How Texas Saved the American Revolution”.

Patriot Ancestor: Peter Poland

on May 4, 2016

PETER POLAND was a solider in the Pennsylvania Line. He served at Mudisland (Mud Island) Under Captain William Brown and in Proctor’s Artillery, crossing the ice-choked Delaware River with General George Washington. He served at the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He was listed as a Private 5th class in the Association and Militia, 7th Co. 6th Battalion of Lancaster Co. Commanded by Capt. James Taylor in June 1781. His son Peter Poland II served in the Virginia Militia 1778 and 1779.  Peter Poland is the ancestor of Carl Hill Jr.

Skeeter's Baseball Game - April 24, 2016

on May 3, 2016

Members of the Alexander Hodge Chapter enjoyed watching Skeeter's Baseball after a three hour rain delay.  Unfortunately, the Bridgeport Bluefish won the game 13 - 5.