Mobilizing an Army: The Shoemaker's Shop at Fort McKavett

Nov 23 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Cost: Regular admission fees apply

Fort McKavett State Historic Site
7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett  Texas  76841

Join us for an interactive educational program that examines the process of shoemaking as it was during the mid-19th century. Using only the original methods and materials, observe how the cordwainers (shoemakers) at Fort McKavett constructed and repaired shoes for the soldiers and citizens of the post. 

Demonstrations will occur throughout the day, and handouts will be available in the visitors center describing the tools and techniques used by the cordwainers in the course of plying their craft.