Educational Programs at Fort Concho
Civil War Lecture Series,
"It Was As If It Were Not: Legal Dimensions of the Civil War" with Dr. Mark Weitz
- February 26, 2015
As the nation marks the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Angelo State University History Department offers a
series of lectures, which explore the many facets of the conflict. Showcasing the strength of Angelo State University’s faculty
from various disciplines, the series also brings in scholars from around the country to share their research and passion for history with students and San Angelo residents.
Fort Concho Commissary
Ladies Living History Workshop - March 13 - 15, 2015
Fort Concho will again host a Living History Training Workshop -
School of the Victorian Lady. The School will cover topics on Victorian leisure, clothing, crafts, and interpretation. For this year, a new class has been added and will be open to the public: Living History 101. There will be a
wide variety of presentations from our area living historians and re-enactors. These talks will give participants an idea of what living historians do, how to get started in the field, and where they can participate. Additionally, the program
will cover some of the history of the Texas Forts Trail and include hands on craft classes: knitting and crochet lace, shirret crochet, jewelry making, and a cheese making class. Saturday afternoon finishes the day with a Formal Tea,
when all participants dress in their finest historical attire. The 3 day conference starts Friday afternoon March 13, and concludes Sunday March 15. The fee is $40 and includes meals for most of the weekend.
For more information:
Angela 'ARNie' Grabowski
Stribling Art Show at Fort Concho - March 27 - 29, 2015
Celebrating its 16th year, Stribling Art Extravaganza will showcase 175 Concho Valley Artists and Artisans March 27-29, 2015 at historic Fort Concho’s Quartermaster, Commissary and Barracks 6 buildings. The public show and sale is free and open to the public. Since its beginning, Stribling Art Extravaganza has raised over $800,000 for WTRC and continues to serve as a great outlet to feature local talent.
Featuring pieces of original art from a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, pottery, mixed media, pastels, sculpture, drawing, fiber, glass, wood, clay and photographs, this show will have something for everyone. Guests can come and enjoy the art Friday March 27 from 10-7, Saturday March 28 from 9-6 and Sunday March 29 from 11-2. Every piece will be for sale and supporting this show not only benefits the Rehab Center, but supports the local artists.
Fun at the Fort -
Kids' Summer Programs
June & July
Bring your kids to Fort Concho this summer to experience the 19th Century. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited for each program.
Digging in the Dirt on Thursday, June 11. Dig for clues of how the Concho Valley’s earliest peoples lived. Plus, create rock art and make a medicine bag.
Join the Infantry! on Wednesday, June 17. Enlist for a day of marching, drilling and sampling rations.
Plants and Pioneers on Tuesday, June 23. Learn about medicinal, edible and useful Texas plants and engage in clever craft projects.
Fiddle Fire Friday on Friday, June 26. Learn to cook chuckwagon style … then enjoy the lunch you helped prepare.
Southwest Indians on Tuesday, June 30. Visit a tepee, sample Indian foods and create Native American crafts.
Tracing Your Roots on Tuesday, July 7. Dig into your past by charting your family tree using research and genealogy techniques. (Bring names of parents and grandparents.)
Striker to the Line on Wednesday, July 15. Play base ball the way Fort Concho soldiers did in the 19th century.
Sound Off on Friday, July 17. Listen to 19th-century music and play period instruments.
For more information please contact Carol Cummings at (325) 657-4441.
Fun at the Fort Registration Form
Fort Concho Speakers Series 2015
April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
September 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different
topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Fort
Concho Commissary Building, located at Burgess Street near Henry O.
Flipper Street. Take Flipper Street from South Oakes Street, just a
half mile south of downtown San Angelo. Each day's session begins
shortly after noon. Free Admission
Program Flyer Spring 2015
Vintage Base Ball
March - December
The Fort Concho Vintage Base Ball Clubs will have public
practices and matches from March through December. The programs
will take place at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark on the west
side of the parade ground near South Oakes Street. All ladies and
gentlemen interested in playing or watching Vintage Base Ball are
invited to attend. For more information on times and programs
please contact Cory Robinson at (325) 657-4444.
Fort Concho Cavalry Practice
The Fort Concho Cavalry will have public practices and programs
during the year on site. The programs will take place at Fort
Concho National Historic Landmark on the Parade Ground. Visitors
are invited to attend. For more information please contact the
fort at (325) 657-4444.