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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


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