Archeology Family Day at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Oct 4 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Celebrate Texas Archeology Month with hands-on activities and demonstrations of native crafts and technologies, including mock archeological excavations, rock art replication, and spear-throwing using an atlatl. 

Petei McHenry, historical archeologist, will be leading the mock dig learning station. Visitors will be able to experience the tools and techniques used by archeologists during a dig, and learn how to process artifacts and objects uncovered. 

As part of the day’s schedule of events, Hispanic Heritage Month will be celebrated with a “Chautuaqua & Coffee” learning series featuring Dr. Felipe Hinojosa, assistant professor at Texas A&M University's Department of History, to discuss “The Legacy of the Farmworker Movement in Texas.” The Humanities Texas exhibition “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of Cesar Chavez” is featured in the visitor center. 

The Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds will provide concessions from their "$1 Menu," where nothing on the menu costs more than a dollar. Funds raised by the Friends from concessions sales will be used to support future preservation projects and educational programming.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m.–4 p.m.    Activities and Demonstrations 

                             “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of Cesar Chavez” exhibition (visitor center) 

1:30 p.m.             “The Legacy of the Farmworker Movement in Texas” 
                             Guest speaker, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa 

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.