Shelley Henry scoops ice cream for Harry and Ellie Stewart in 2016. Photo courtesy of HASM
Heritage Association hosts ice cream social
When was the last time you built your own sundae? Drop whatever you’re doing on Saturday, July 24, and join the Heritage Association of San Marcos from 2-4 p.m. at the quaint, historic Charles S. Cock House to chill out with an ice cold favorite. The great thing about ice cream is that it makes people smile and connects us as we sit back to relax with others. The Cock House is home to the Cottage
The Cock House is home to the Cottage Kitchen and famous for its Friday fundraising southern-homestyle luncheons. Although we can’t restart our lunches in the Cottage Kitchen yet, we hope everyone will come support our nonprofit organization, even consider joining, as we provide a free, open to the public, traditional southern hospitality ice cream social.
While you’re there, roam around one of the most scenic parks in San Marcos, the historic Juan Veramendi Plaza, which is covered in tall shade trees, dotted with benches and surrounded in history. Enjoy your ice cream in the iconic gazebo or walk down the beautiful “Riverwalk” pathway that leads to the San Marcos River.
Don’t miss a free visit into the recently restored historic Dr. Eli Merriman Cabin Museum (c. 1846) that sits directly behind the Charles S. Cock House Museum. Dr. Merriman was a Yale graduate who settled in Texas in 1838 and became the first physician in San Marcos. The cabin is the second oldest home in town and the history of this family is worth “a listen.”
Without the Heritage Association’s visionary founders, there is little doubt that today’s San Marcos would not have its current charm. With one of the largest intact historic residential districts in the state, a colorful vintage downtown, and a fiercely protected sparkling river, we can be proud that this town has a heart like none other. “Build it and they will come” is a good way to put it. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. – Come stretch your legs, sit back for a spell and enjoy the smiles.