The museum uses varied groups and re-enactors throughout the day, so that visitors can get a sense of what life was like for early pioneers and settlers. Frequent visitors to the day's festivities include Buffalo Soldiers (African-American U.S. Army soldiers, typically calvary during the 1800s), Confederate soldiers, “Yankee” soldiers of the Civil War era, fur trappers, Native Americans and others.
Scattered among the cabins and the fort grounds one can visit other living history programs which demonstrate how early pioneers cooked, made baskets, churned butter, ground corn meal, created rope Visitors try their own hand at things such as make a rope, stitch a quilt, make a corn husk doll, or churn butter. Then, spread the freshly-churned butter on a biscuit, hot from a wood burning stove! Come on out and see how it used to be!
Thanks to Daniel Clifton of The Picayune for the great article about Fort Croghan Day. http://www.101highlandlakes.com/news/fort-croghan-day-in-burnet-shows-early-settler-life
Relax and celebrate Christmas the way our ancestors did. Christmas at Old Fort Croghan lets you experience the simple and comforting way Christmas used to be -- without flashing lights, piles of toys, or artificial decorations. The museum will be lit by candlelight and decorated for the holiday season with fresh greenery and Christmas trees. Re-enactors dressed in period clothing will show how the old days of Christmas were celebrated at the fort in the 1800s. Hot cider and cookies will be available.