Eanes History Group: The Life of Susanna Dickinson Hannig, June 14, 11:30am, Westbank Library and on Zoom, presented by Donaly BriceClick here to join the Eanes History Group, a live virtual program.

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On the second Monday of each month, join fellow history buffs in learning about, sharing, and celebrating the heritage of the Eanes area!

This month’s meeting will be held simultaneously in person upstairs at Westbank Library and online through Zoom.

“The Life of Susanna Dickinson Hannig” given by Donaly Brice

Most native Texans know the name of Susanna Dickinson – and that she and her young daughter were the lone Anglo survivors of the Alamo in 1836 after it fell to Santa Ana and the Mexican Army.  However, there is so much more to know.  To explain the rest of her story, noted historian and author Mr. Donaly Brice will join the Eanes History Group.

Donaly E. Brice has always had a love of Texas history, especially Caldwell County history. He has taught history and worked for many years as an archivist at the Texas State Library. He is a charter member of the Caldwell County Genealogical and Historical Society and served as president of the organization for eight years. He is past chair of the Caldwell County Historical Commission and has served on the Caldwell County Sesquicentennial Committee, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library Restoration Committee, and the Caldwell County Courthouse Restoration Committee. 

He has written or co-written five books on Texas history, including The Great Comanche Raid:  Boldest Indian Attack of the Texas Republic.  He has also written a number of historical articles that have been published in The Plum Creek Almanac and The East Texas Historical Journal. Brice is a member of the Texas State Historical Association, the East Texas Historical Association, the West Texas Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. He has presented papers and given lectures to many historical and genealogical groups throughout the State of Texas. 


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.