Blast From The Past Nacogdoches History Fair

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Blast From The Past Nacogdoches History Fair

NACOGDOCHES- With just under two weeks until the fifth annual Blast from the Past Nacogdoches History Fair, the Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department is putting the last minute touches on this family fun event! This event promises to provide something for every family member.

Antique tools and toys will be demonstrated and kids of all ages will be invited to play with them. Old-fashioned string music will be played by the Attoyac Valley String Ensemble, providing the perfect background for those interested in the atlatal demonstration or the mock archaeology dig. Pre-1840s living historians will also be present throughout the day to give visitors a taste of life in the early 1800s and show how oxen were used on a typical farm.  The Stone Fort Museum will be demonstrating the spinning, weaving and dying demonstration, where everyone can dye their own bookmark to take home. Other events include a “Cattail Supermarket” set up by Nacogdoches Naturally, flintknapping, corn husk dolls, rock painting, pottery making and Dutch Oven cooking. Two Archeology Stewards will be on hand from the Texas Historical Commission to conduct artifact identification at the Columbia Center building located at 106 S. Pecan Street – be sure to bring your arrow heads and pottery sherds and see the experts can tell you more about your pieces. This event will take place on October 12th from 9AM to 2PM at Festival Park. This is a free event that provides an excellent way for the whole community to learn about Nacogdoches history in hands on way.

For more information, contact the Historic Sites Department at 936-560-4441 or by email at historicsites@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us. For a full list of events, see our webpage at http://ci.nacogdoches.tx.us/historyfair find us on Facebook at “Nac Historic Sites”.

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