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Texas Heritage Society - June 17, 2010 Meeting

Acclaimed Texas Archeologist, Historian and   Author

Gregg Dimmick

"The Archeology of the Mexican Army in Texas" 

The next meeting of the Texas Heritage Society is scheduled for Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at 18 West Shaker Court in The Woodlands.  See map here.  The June meeting will feature Texas archeologist, historian and author, Gregg Dimmick who will make a presentation about "The Archeology of the Mexican Army in Texas." 


Dr. Dimmick is a medical doctor whose avocation for many years has been archeology.  Beginning with his work with the "Sea of Mud" in Wharton County, Gregg Dimmick has done more to advance our understanding of the Mexican Army in Texas during the Texas Revolution than any other historian or archeologist before him.  He is a member of the Houston Archeological Society and the Texas State Historical Association.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the San Jacinto Battleground and the Wharton County Museum.


Gregg Dimmick has co-authored two archeological reports regarding the Mexican army for the Houston Archeological Society.  He is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Sea of Mud, which completely modified our perception of the retreating Mexican Army following the Battle of San Jacinto.  He is also the editor of General Filisola's Analysis of Jose Urrea's Military Diary which has also shed considerable light on this period in Texas history.


Dimmick has participated in archeological excavations across Texas at many of the campsites of the Texan and Mexican armies including: Sea of Mud (El Mar de Lodo), Fannin Battleground, San Jacinto, Almonte surrender site, Groce's Plantation, and Madam Powell's.  The artifacts from the Sea of Mud are now the property of the Cushing Library at Texas A and are on display at that location.  Some of the better artifacts are also at the Alamo (in the gift shop) and at the Bullock Museum in Austin.


Gregg Dimmick has appeared on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and Channel 55 (Postcards from Texas).  We have asked Dr. Dimmick to bring some of his books to sell and sign. You do not want to miss this meeting.   

Submitted by Melinda Cagle and Kameron Searle 

Texas Heritge Society