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Students See History Come to Life with Reenactment

Courtesy of the Department of Social Sciences

Texas history came alive for the students in Professor Garna Christian's Texas history course this weekend when they, along with Associate Professor José Alvarez and members of UHD's Walter P. Webb's Historical Society, witnessed the annual reenactment of the Runaway Scrape at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.

At George Ranch, the students were treated to a glimpse of what life was like in Texas during the time of Texas' independence. Interacting with historical reenactors, the students learned how settlers lived, worked and struggled daily to survive on the harsh frontier. They also enjoyed a very colorful and lively reenactment of the Runaway Scrape - a skirmish between Texians and Santa Anna's soldados as they swept eastward from San Antonio in March-April 1836 after the fall of the Alamo. For the students, seeing history come alive was more exciting and exhilarating than reading about it in a textbook.