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2021 Angelina Eberly Virtual Event

The 2021 Angelina Eberly Virtual Event

AHCA invites you to attend the 2021 Angelina Eberly Virtual Event and the presentation of “Our Austin Story – Act II.”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021 at 11:30am

Event Ticket Sales will open soon.

SPONSORSHIPS CAN BE PURCHASED BY CHOOSING YOUR LEVEL FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU AND CLICKING THE ADD TO CART BUTTON

Levels and Prices

EARLY-BIRD RATES GOOD THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. SPONSORSHIP RATES INCREASE AFTER THAT!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS, VISIT the Sponsorship Detail Page at: http://austinhistory.net/eberlyluncheon/eberly-luncheon-sponsorships/
(Credit Card purchases add a 2.2% fee to offset merchant fees.) If you would like to pay by check and not pay the merchant fee, please mail a check to:

AHCA – Sponsorship
P.O. Box 2287
Austin TX 78768

The Angelina Eberly Virtual Event will be AHCA’s Special Presentation to the community as we are preparing for an event that can be enjoyed and viewed remotely. While we wish we could be together for a traditional Eberly Luncheon, we are preparing for a virtual fundraising event, viewable at Facebook and Youtube, as we are living with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each winter, “the Eberly” is the signature event of the Austin History Center Association. Together, we all share our love of Austin history at an event the Austin Americanā€Statesman has called “An Austin Tradition.” Proceeds from each year’s luncheon help support the Austin History Center Association, who allocates a portion of the proceeds to the Austin History Center of the Austin Public Library.

Angelina Eberly

Why is the AHCA fundraiser named for Angelina Eberly and why is there a statue of her on Congress Avenue?

Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, heroine of Texas’ “Archives War,” was an astute Austin innkeeper in the early days of the Republic of Texas. She became directly involved in a political skirmish that had lasting consequences. In December 1842, Sam Houston announced that Austin was no longer the Capital of Texas and that his namesake town, Houston, was. He dispatched the Texas Rangers to Austin with orders to Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward to remove the Republic of Texas archives from Austin and move them east. The furtive effort was spotted by Eberly, who lit a town cannon, which alerted citizens of the theft. Local Austinites chased the wagons north into Williamson County, where the rangers were forced at gunpoint to surrender the archives. “The Archives War” reinforced Austin’s standing as the capital of Texas.

 
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