You are vital to the success of this event! Please note that Rosenwald Acres and the staff and volunteers of Sam W. Houston Museum and the Kittrell Wilson family wish to thank everyone supporting this Centennial Celebration:
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(Activated on April 22, 2023 at 3pm)... https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82605349674?pwd=KzVkdFByN1JzUVZyTlVkZnlhdnplUT09
Meeting ID: 826 0534 9674 Passcode: Rosenwald
One hundred years ago, a public school education was a dream for most Black children in the South.
1912: The president of Sears & Roebuck, a jewish man named Julius Rosenwald decided to work with Tuskegee Institute to donate $63 million of his personal fortune to build over 5,000 schools in 15 states —expanding opportunity for over 600,000 young minds.
1921: Professors Samuel W. Houston was the son of Joshua Houston, Texas'1st African American County Commissioner. He, his college English professor cousin, John Wesley Wilson and John's well-educated wife Amarintha Kittrell Wilson took advantage of the "Rosenwald Fund" and founded schools in the Huntsville, Walker county area that impressed, astonished and improved the futures of thousands of young lives.
Rosenwald School#1 was a small, 2 room school with a well, kitchen and separate outhouses for boys and girls. The school and grounds served as a community center for meetings, events, picnics, and a "hangout" after work. "Rosenwald School Road" was the place to go for horse & foot races, basketball, contests and other sporting events. (The name was later later shortened & misspelled as "Rosenwall Road.”)
The Galilee County Training School morphed into the Samuel Walker Houston Industrial and Training Institute on Highway 30. This was also Texas' first boarding school for African American children. The curriculum included occupational skills: carpentry, plumbing, sewing, cosmetology, and general maintenance. Prof. Houston insisted that students' liberal arts training include linguistics, fine art and music classes.
The institution was the pride of Huntsville with funding from the local community and outside sources, including a grant from the General Education Board of New York and generous support form the Rosenwald, Jeanes, Slater, Smith-Hughes, Smith-Lever Funds. The Samuel W. Houston High School followed and was located on the site where the current Museum and Culture Center stands.
The Kittrell-Wilson Cemetery This 130 year old family cemetery is where many of the founders and custodians of Huntsville's original Rosenwald School#1 are buried.
Located behind the school grounds, it is is badly in need of a new culvert, improved access road, gate and headstone replacement, supplementation and/or repair.
The descendants of the Kittrell-Wilson family are raising funds to restore and maintain the Kittrell-Wilson Cemetery and help the Samuel Walker Museum relocate to a new building on the original site of the Samuel Walker Houston Industrial and Training Institute on Highway 30.
Currently the family is preparing the land for earth-friendly, "off-the-grid" solar-powered habitation with a totally green footprint by investing in renewable and sustainability trends:
SOLAR AND WATER UTILITIES: We are taking advantage of next-level improvements in solar panels for our electrical power. For our water needs, instead of digging the typical rural-area wells, we are installing solar-powered atmospheric moisture harvesting capabilities.
PLANS ARE TO PLACE TWO TOTALLY GREEN 20x20 SOLAR-POWERED BOXABL™ CASITAS WHERE THE TWO-ROOM ROSENWALD #1 SCHOOL BUILDINGS ONCE STOOD.
*Boxabl Casitas (boxabl.com) are built in a factor--like a car. come ready for green energy attachment, and are scientifically engineered (15 patents) to be resistant to mold, wind, water and fire damage. (See more at the link below.)
“RETURN TO OUR ROOTS.” Earth Day Music Festival:
Samuel Walker Museum and Cultural Center.
Non Profit Organization NPO # 73-1720777
An afternoon of "Old School Jams” in the Huntsville Woods on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, from 3-8pm. This free spring celebration of newly reclaimed historic land and a return to earth-friendly living will feature live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, artisans, poets and storytellers on 2 acres of the 100 year old Rosenwald School grounds, 639 Rosenwall Rd., Huntsville Texas, 77340. Sponsor Opportunities + Vendor Booths $50 & $75
Proceeds to benefit the Samuel Walker Museum and Cultural Center.
( NPO # 73-1720777)
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Join HEB and the Samuel Walker Houston Museum for a free oldies Earth Day Music Festival, 3-8pm on April 22. Details at RosenwaldAcres.com
Friday, April 22nd, from 3-8pm, join HEB and the Samuel Walker Houston Museum for an “Old School” Earth Day music festival at Huntsville’s old Rosenwald School Grounds. More info at RosenwaldAcres.com
“Return to Our Roots” for a free Earth Day music concert at Huntsville’s old Rosenwald School grounds with the Samuel Walker Houston Museum, HEB and others…MoTown, Country, Pop and Jazz with songwriters, storytellers, food trucks and vendor booths! A relaxing good time from 3-8pm, on Friday, April 22nd… on Rosenwall road, just 3 miles north of FM 2821 in Huntsville Texas. Details and vendor signup are at RosenwaldAcres.com
2022 Video: pre- Earth Day Rosenwald Festival Grounds Planning & Design visualization video.
OUR 2022 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:
H-E-B, Gingartum Root Juice, Texas Coffee News, The Houston Sun, The Houston Informer Foundation, Dr. Winnie King, KCOH-AM, KHVL-104.9, Yummy Yummy Mongolian Grill, The Granary, ButlerWiseman, Sam’s Table Restaurant, American Flip Factory, MoShows.com, The Wiseman Company, Dr. & Mrs. KG Belle, Judith Groudine Finkel, Michelle Paschall, The Fusilier, Kittrell, Vann and Wilson Families ...& more...(as of Apr 19, 2022)
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