Camaraderie at Confederate Reunion Grounds

By Dixie Hoover, Confederate Reunion Grounds Site Manager

ordnance rifle firing demoCooler weather has finally arrived at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, and the upcoming events calendar is full for this fall. But looking back at summer, it sure was fun!

Summer events at the site revived the camaraderie experienced by Civil War veterans during their summer camp meetings here, which began in the late 1800s. From coffee, cobbler, and ice cream to cars, cannons, concerts, and Chautauquas, visitors have engaged in both conversation and contemplation steeped in Texas and Limestone County history. Scroll through the photo gallery below to get a glimpse of all that happened. 

Join us for upcoming events and educational programs over the next year, including Humanities Texas exhibitions, Chautauquas, historic gardening days, live bluegrass music, living history, and much more. Print our Schedule at a Glance (PDF) calendar for easy reference.

Confederate Reunion Grounds is located near Mexia, in east Central Texas. The site is part of the Texas Brazos Trail Region.

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Photo Gallery

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  • What a sight to see 65 antique cars circled around the 1893 dance pavilion as the Dallas Model A Ford Club arrived at the site on a beautiful June morning. The cars’ owners invited visitors to inspect and inquire about the restorations of these classic examples of a bygone era.

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