Freedman Tree

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Freedman Tree

In 2013 BHF and Chevron-Phillips dedicated the Emancipation Tree from the Sweeny Plantation in Old Ocean Texas.  It is carved from a Bois d’ Arc tree by Hitchcock resident Earl S. Jones and titled “Life on the Plantation:.  The Emancipation Proclamation was read to the slaves under this tree after the Civil War.  It is a beautiful display in the Museum.