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DAYTRIPPERS: FRONTIER FORTS
November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - $50 – $60
Tour historic sites with insight from experts that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Take a trip outside the museum walls and back in time as we travel to historic sites linked to settlement and strife in Texas. First we will visit the San Sabá Presidio site near Mission Santa Cruz de San Sabá for a tour and talk from archeologists Kay Hindes and Tamra Walter. Next, guests will tour the grounds of Fort McKavett, which was once described as the “prettiest post in Texas” by Gen. William Sherman. These two sites, built in close proximity but a century apart, are a physical manifestation of the generations long struggle between Comanche, the “Lords of the Southern Plains”, the Spanish and later, American settlers for control of the region. Program held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic.
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