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Fort Croghan Day

posted Oct 8, 2015, 2:08 PM by FtCroghan Museum   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 10:14 AM ]

Always held on the 2nd Saturday of October.  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 can 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!  School will be in session in the one-room cabin; kids can scrub clothes on a rub-board or practice their balance on stilts.  Enjoy a picnic lunch while listening to live music from local musicians.

These are just a few of the activities in the day long living history festival.

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


Christmas at Old Fort Croghan

posted Mar 27, 2012, 8:52 AM by FtCroghan Museum   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 10:19 AM ]

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.   Enjoy Christmas carols or listening to music provided by local musicians.  Look into the cabins decorated with fresh greenery, fall flowers, and handmade decorations.

Re-enactors dressed in period clothing will show how the old days of Christmas were celebrated at the fort in the 1800s.

Free hot cider and cookies will be available to visitors.  Hot homemade soup and cornbread or rolls will be served for a small donation.

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