Heritage Festival 2018

Harris County Precinct 4 invites the public to learn about Tomball’s unique history during the Spring Creek Park Heritage Festival Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.

Attendees can participate in archaeology digs, view Civil War battle re-enactments, and tour a historic cemetery. The event will also include weapons and cultural demonstrations, storytellers, activities, and food trucks. Park visitors are also encouraged to visit historical markers highlighting the park’s history.

“We want to recognize the historical impact and diverse cultures of this area,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “By taking a look at the past, we can continue to learn, grow, and make progress.”

Located in one of Harris County’s most historical areas, Spring Creek Park encompasses a former confederate powder mill, African-American cemetery, and Native American campground. Over the years, researchers have found artifacts and structures from many different populations over the years, including Native American tribes dating back 2,000 years.

“Spring Creek Park is possibly the only park with confirmed archeological finds that show involvement from so many diverse groups of people,” said Janet Wagner, chair of the Harris County Historical Commission.

“The park was used as a Spanish campsite between 1772 and 1818, an early 19th century plantation, a sawmill, an African-American cemetery, a Civil-war era powder mill, and a German farming community.”

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Spring Creek Park is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located at 15012 Brown Road, Tomball, Texas, 77375.