In November of 1835, Nacogdoches welcomed the first major volunteer force to march into Texas from the United States to aid in Texas’ fight for Independence. These volunteers were the New Orleans Greys.
Nacogdoches Historic Sites will be hosting the Texas Register and the Southern District Regulars as they present a reenactment of the New Orleans Greys’ arrival into Nacogdoches.
Visitors to the Sterne-Hoya house will be able to view the camps sites, witness the war preparations and view interpreters dressed in historically accurate clothing.
This reenactment will take place in two parts:
- Nacogdoches Civilian Assistance in the War Effort: A reenactment of the citizens who prepared for the arrival of the New Orleans Greys at the home of Adolphus Sterne.
- Friday & Saturday November 4th & 5th, visitors to the Sterne house will be able to view interpreters as they camp out and go about the civilian war preparations as they did in 1835.
- The arrival of the New Orleans Greys
- Saturday afternoon, between 2pm-3pm, visitors can witness the arrival of the New Orleans Greys as they march into Nacogdoches . The soldiers, who would have begun their march in San Augustine, will be entering Nacogdoches by way of highway 7 and will reenact the march to the home of Adolphus Sterne. Soldiers will make camp across the street from the Sterne house just as they did in 1835 when it was once a peach orchard.
Visitors are asked to be respectful to the interpreters and the historic items that will be present. Visitors are not permitted to touch any historic replicas or items belonging to reenactors/interpreters unless otherwise stated by the owner. Visitors are only permitted on the Sterne-Hoya historic site during operational hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm).