Tailor's Shop ca. 1852

Sep 16 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Fort McKavett State Historic Site

7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett  Texas  76841

Join members of Company H, 8th US Infantry (ca. 1853) as they work to create their own reproduction uniforms for future events and programs. Historically, the uniforms of the US Army would have been handmade by citizens living near arsenals like Schuylkill, Pennsylvania and others. However, once stationed on the frontier, soldiers would have to have uniforms tailored and repaired either by themselves or by an appointed “Company Tailor”. Come see how these skilled artisans ply their trade in their quest to improve the world of reenacting. Those interested in joining Company H or members who are looking for uniform making opportunities, be sure to RSVP at Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov. A materials list will be posted to this page. We will be assisting participants with making ‘32/’51 Fatigue Jackets, ’51 Frock Coats, ’51 Footman’s Trousers, and ‘39 Fatigue Caps.