Sponsored by the local chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, Fort Concho is hosting a Baseball Heritage Symposium, on Saturday, February 29, in the Living History Stables Classroom.
The program includes several presentations with topics ranging from regional baseball history to the 1919 Chicago Back Box scandal. There will also be a minor league baseball quiz! If weather permits, the fort’s vintage baseball team will play a baseball game (1860s rules) on nearby the Parade Field.
The program is free to all, and will provide morning refreshments and coffee, as well as pizza for lunch.
Join us under the Texas night sky for an evening of storytelling and s’mores. Bring a blanket and/or chair, and listen to our storytellers recount untold tales about Fort Concho and the Texas frontier.
The event is free to all and will be held in the Courtyard (between Barracks 5/6). S’more will be provided.
Following an old army tradition, Fort Concho will fire artillery salutes in celebration of our nation’s birthday. The artillery salutes will take place on the hour near the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. There is no charge for the demonstrations; regular site admission will be in effect.
Join us Saturday, October 24 and help us solve this mystery. Modeled after the board game “Clue”, Murder at Fort Concho gives you the opportunity to play detective for a night. Listen to the suspect’s alibis, search for clues, and help Miss Terri Salva figure out who killed Captain C.A.Daver!
To better meet current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, tickets will be sold for specific start times. The first available time slot will be at 7:00 pm with additional start times scheduled every 15 minutes until 9:00 pm. All guest will have until 10:30 pm to solve the mystery.
Guests can purchase tickets in the Visitor Center at Barracks 1, or by calling (325) 481-2646, starting Monday, October 12. Since capacity for each time slot is limited, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and $8 for Fort Concho Members.
Masks must be worn and social distancing will be required both on the grounds and within any building. The program will begin in the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. Parking will be available across Oakes street.