We’re pumped for pumpkins, y’all. The color, the spice, the photo potential … yep, Bastrop, TX is all in for all of it. As National Pumpkin Day on October 26, 2022, draws near, set your getaway plans to attend two of the best fall festivals in Central Texas. Head this way for pumpkin patches, hay rides and great food. It’s time to get your pumpkin time in. Here’s what you don’t want to miss in Bastrop.

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Hopewell Rosenwald School Documentary Screening

  • Presented By: Hopewell Community Club
  • Bastrop Opera House
  • 711 Spring St,
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  • Dates: November 4, 2022
  • Phone: (512) 585-6092
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Friday, November 4
7p.m. Bastrop Opera House
Type of event: Documentary screening with speaker

“Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities”

an Aviva Kempner Film

The 100-year anniversary celebration at the historic Hopewell Rosenwald School located in Cedar Creek, just west of Bastrop, will include a variety of events that both tell the story of how the school came to be, acknowledges those who were responsible for it, and brings the story to life in a live production. The three-day celebration will include an open house/tour of the school, sampling of foods historically enjoyed at this time, and other family-friendly events. Former students from throughout the county are invited to share their oral history.

With a grant from the National Parks Service, the Hopewell Rosenwald School of Cedar Creek has been restored and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2015. Rosenwald Schools, Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute, and Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears Roebuck, built state-of-the art schools for African-American children across the South. The effort has been called the most important initiative to advance black education in the early 20th century. The Hopewell Rosenwald School-Cedar Creek is one of the more than 5000 built for African American students in the early 1920s.

Learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_School_(Cedar_Creek,_Texas)