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Caspar Collins Day is Saturday, July 21st, 9am to 4pm. This is a FREE event!

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Posted on 07/06/2018

"Caspar Collins Day"
Saturday, July 21, 2018
FREE   *  9am to 4pm


Caspar Collins Day Schedule

 

9:00 a.m. OPEN

10:00 a.m. History and Heritage of Longhorns program

11:00 a.m. Marla Matkin Lecture- "Frontier Army Women" in the Museum's  Multi-Purpose Room

1:00 p.m- History and Heritage of Longhorns program

2:00 p.m.- Gunfight: "AMBUSH AT JUMBO SPRINGS" [between Fort and Carriage Shed]

3:00 p.m. - Marla Matkin Lecture- "Libby Custer"  in the Museum's Multi-Purpose Room

4:00 p.m.- Event closes

We will have new activities for people to enjoy this year as well as some favorite traditions.  Interact with 19th-century characters including cavalry and infantry soldiers, pioneers, and mountain men.  There will be flint-knapping and tomahawk-throwing demonstrations, an Old West gambler, and a shootout with the Cowboy Action Shooters.  Ride a real Texas Longhorn, pull a Mormon Handcart, and much more.  Try toys and games popular 150 years ago, and stroll through our vendor mart and purchase a variety of items for sale or grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks. 

 

There will be two lectures in the Museum by historian Marla Matkin: one on Libby Custer planned for 11:00 am and another scheduled for 3:00 pm on the role of women at 19th-century Frontier Army posts.  Between lectures, Ms. Matkin will interact with visitors on the fort grounds dressed in historically accurate 19th-century women’s attire.