Frontier Jubilee at Fort Lancaster

By Nash Traylor, Fort Lancaster Events Coordinator

People saluting with camelsOn Saturday, May 18, Fort Lancaster State Historic Site will celebrate our community’s culture and history with the 2013 Frontier Jubilee. The day will begin with a flag-raising ceremony at 10 a.m., and living historians will be on hand throughout the day to interact with visitors on topics such as the Texas Camel Corps, Native Americans, Buffalo Soldiers, U.S. Cavalry, life on the frontier, and the fort itself.

The goal of this event is to provide an enriching cultural experience that is more encompassing than what you might experience in a classroom or book. It’s not just about history, but how historical events and moments shaped who we are today. The Frontier Jubilee is a fun celebration of West Texas, culture, and American identity.

Horses and a wagonA free BBQ lunch will be provided by the Friends of Fort Lancaster (donations are welcome). We know how to make a full experience out of a trip to West Texas, so feel free to ask for suggestions on getting the most out of this weekend or any trip to the region. Contact us at 432.836.4391, or on Facebook if you have any questions.

Fort Lancaster is located near Sheffield, in the heart of West Texas. It is part of the Texas Pecos Trail Region.

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