Special Events at Fort Concho
Latin Americans in the Armed Forces, A Roundtable Discussion - February 9, 2016
Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring Latino-American veterans of the armed discussioning their service. Sponsored by
the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association,
the Angelo State University History department and the Porter Henderson Library. “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History”
is also part of the NEH-sponsored project, “War Stories: West Texans and the Experience of War, World War I to Present.” This event will be held in the Fort Concho Commissary at 7 p.m.
Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day - February 28, 2016
Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as we
celebrate the history and heritage of the African-American Soldiers who
served at Fort Concho and other forts across the United States. The
event will have education programs and living history demonstrations.
U.S. Cavalry Association Regional Competition - April 20-24, 2016
Fort Concho will host a Regional Cavalry Competition under the rules and guidelines
of the United States Cavalry Association (USCA) on April 20-24, 2016. Events will
include classroom instruction, field instruction, combat horsemanship, and competition in
jumping, pistol, and saber. The course and regulations will be the same as those in effect
for the USCA annual event held at Fort Reno, OK. The event will be open to the public for
the competition days of April 21-23, and some of the evening dinners will also be open to
guests at a small charge for the meal.
Fort Concho Frontier Day - April 30, 2016
Come and celebrate the region's agricultural and ranching
heritage with special displays, exhibits, living history, Lions Club Pancake
1800s Base Ball, booths for vendors and children's activities. Plus, all
main fort buildings will be open. There is no charge for this half-day
event beyond the fee for the pancake breakfast ($5.00). 7:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Armed Forces Day - May 21, 2016
Join us for a tribute to our nation's armed forces with displays and
programs. There is no charge to watch the programs; regular admission fees will be in
effect to tour the fort's buildings.
Memorial Day - May 30, 2016
Join us on the eastern end of the Fort Concho Parade Ground near
the Headquarters Building at 9:00 am for a program to honor the men and
women who have given their lives to defend our nation. The program is
co-sponsored by Fort Concho and the local chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. The event is free to the public. After the
event ends, the fort will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the rest of
the holiday. (Regular Admission Charges)
Independence Day at Fort Concho - July 4, 2016
Following an old army tradition, Fort Concho will fire artillery salutes
on our nation's birthday. The artillery salutes (10:00 am - 3:00 pm-usually on
the hour) will take place on the fort's Parade Ground near the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. There is no charge for the demonstrations, but regular site admissions will be in effect.
National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho - July 23, 2016
Fort Concho will mark National Cowboy Day with entertainment and programs highlighting the American cowboy.
National Museum Day - September 24, 2016
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will mark National Museum Day with free admission. In addition to Fort Concho, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Nature Center, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo will celebrate National Museum Day. The celebration is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine.
Concho Valley Archeology Fair - September 24, 2016
Dozens of booths and activity areas will bring alive our
region's past at this annual event. Come spend a free day at Fort
Concho viewing exhibits and demonstrations that include Archeology
programs, Native American Life and Culture, Fort Period Military Life,
Early Settlers, Travel and Daily Life, and a variety of hands-on
activities. 10 AM - 3 PM
Special Night Tours of Fort Concho - October 24 & 25, 2016
Experience history in a new light as Fort Concho offers special night tours of the site. These tours will show the fort and some interiors in the evening darkness. Guides will share a few stories about the post and note some of the soldiers and civilians who have died at Fort Concho. For more information, please call Cory Robinson, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4444.
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