Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 -
Each year features a new production with more "spirits" portrayed by stellar actors. The tour sells out each year; get tickets early. Proceeds benefit the Caldwell County Jail Museum. City Cemetery, 705 Wichita St.
May 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 -
Experience what it was like to travel cross-country via stagecoach, and learn about the historic of a historic inn and how it was connected with the early stage lines that traversed Texas in the mid-1800s. Stagecoaches run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with 30-minute presentations throughout the day. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, 579 Main St.
Oct 11, 2014 -
This program offers a glimpse of the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th-century Texas. The unfortunate death of Henry Fanthorp, proprietor of one of Texas' most successful stagecoach inns, on Oct. 31, 1867, reminds us of the fragile state of life in the 1800s. Presentations are ongoing through the day and last 35-40 minutes. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Oct 18, 2014 -
Washington saw several units fighting for independence pass through on their journey across Texas. Visitors learn more about who those men were, where they were from and what became of them. The 35-40 minute presentation begins at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Oct 19, 2014 -
Visitors get a look at the bags and luggage carried by travelers in Texas during the mid-1800s. Learn about what considerations old-time Texans had to take into account when preparing for a trip with the help of period accounts and modern reproductions. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Oct 19, 2014 -
Many ghost stories people love are centered in older parts of the world, but Texas has its own share of spooky terrors and things that go bump in the night. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Jun 14, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 -
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 1800s Texas with the Roseville Fair Old-Time String Band. Experience the joy that weary travelers and local citizens found in this historic inn, which provided the largest accommodations in the area to host celebrations, parties and the occasional escape from the rugged Texas frontier. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 -
Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades that people rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians and plumbers, to name a few. Just as people today need such services, so too did the farmers of early Texas--but how did they get by when such specialized laborers might be few and far between? Barrington Farm at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park.
Mar 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 -
This lecture series based on the Chautauqua movement, which brought educational talks and entertainment to rural U.S. areas in the late 1800s and early 1900s, covers a different topic each month. Begins at 11 a.m. Buffalo Gap Historic Village, 133 N. William.
Nov 15, 2014 -
What did Independence Hall look like when the Convention met there back in March of 1836? Take a closer look at this historic structure and compare it with the modern reproduction. Visitors will learn the history of Independence Hall as well as how the modern copy came to be. The 35-40 minute presentation begins at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
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