Feb
29
Sat
Baseball Heritage Symposium
Feb 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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.

Mar
12
Thu
Campfire Story Night
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Mar
28
Sat
Texas Archeology Society Ceramics Class
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

In partnership with the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark and the Concho Valley Archeological Society, the Texas Archeological Society will be hosting a Ceramics Academy March 28-29. The hands-on class event will provide a comprehensive background and understanding of prehistoric and historic ceramics from different archeological sites.

In this workshop participants will learn how pottery is made and used, how pottery reflects cultural traditions, and how archeologists use the ceramic data to understand the lifeways of people in the past. Participants will learn and practice the skills needed to recover important data from ceramic sherds, and be exposed to the application of ceramic data toward answering ceramic-based research questions.

To register for this two-day course, visit https://www.txarch.org/academy02

Scholarship opportunities are available at: https://www.txarch.org/scholarships

Registration fee for this course is $100.00 plus TAS Membership.

Apr
1
Wed
Speakers Series
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Commissary Building, 702 Burgess at Avenue C.
Each day’s session begins shortly after noon. Bring your lunch or call us to order a brown bag lunch from Mr. T’s ($8.75). Deadline for orders in 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

Apr
4
Sat
Museum Day
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at Fort Concho for the Smithsonian Magazine’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity. The theme for this year’s Museum Day is Earth Optimism! To celebrate, the fort will have docent led tours, artillery demonstrations, and themed activities on gardens and compost! Learn about gardening at Fort Concho during its active period, color a compost coloring sheet, and create a biodegradable pot to plan some grass seeds!

Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Tickets will be available to download, February 27, 2020.

Apr
8
Wed
Speakers Series
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Commissary Building, 702 Burgess at Avenue C.
Each day’s session begins shortly after noon. Bring your lunch or call us to order a brown bag lunch from Mr. T’s ($8.75). Deadline for orders in 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

Apr
15
Wed
Speakers Series
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Commissary Building, 702 Burgess at Avenue C.
Each day’s session begins shortly after noon. Bring your lunch or call us to order a brown bag lunch from Mr. T’s ($8.75). Deadline for orders in 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

Apr
22
Wed
Speakers Series
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Commissary Building, 702 Burgess at Avenue C.
Each day’s session begins shortly after noon. Bring your lunch or call us to order a brown bag lunch from Mr. T’s ($8.75). Deadline for orders in 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

Apr
23
Thu
USCA Regional Cavalry Competition
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

For the 5th year in a row, Fort Concho will host a Regional Cavalry Competition under the rules and guidelines of the United States Cavalry Association (USCA). The competition will include events in military horsemanship, combat horsemanship as well as 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 is free to the public.

A full schedule of events will be posted on the site’s website.
* Schedule is subject to change.

Registration forms for competitors are available on the fort’s website:
https://fortconcho.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Competition-Registration-2020.pdf

Apr
25
Sat
Frontier Day
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 12:00 pm

Come celebrate the region’s rich heritage with special demostrations, exhibits, booths, living history, 1880s Base Ball, and the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. The site’s touring buildings will also be open during the event. There is no charge for this half-day event beyond the $6.00 fee for the pancake breakfast!

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