Fort McKavett State Historic Site Events

September 2020

September 5

Current circumstances regarding COVID-19 have left us at Fort McKavett without our regular programs and limited site access for months.  On Labor Day Weekend, join us for a small reception as we unveil our new rotating exhibit on Fort McKavett’s civilian laborers and a movie screening to follow.  We will be watching John Ford’s “Sergeant Rutledge” starring Jeffery Hunter, Constance Towers, and...

September 11

Come out and join us as living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See clothing from shirts and pants to uniforms and hats being created, try your hand at using an antique treadle sewing machine, and practice your hand-stitches!  For materials lists and additional information, please RSVP no later than August 15 to Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov or...

September 12

Come out and join us as living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See clothing from shirts and pants to uniforms and hats being created, try your hand at using an antique treadle sewing machine, and practice your hand-stitches!  For materials lists and additional information, please RSVP no later than August 15 to Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov or...

October 2020

October 2

Did you know that Fort McKavett was one of the first telegraph stations in West Texas?  Come out and see how that landmark historic event was accomplished in 1875 with Company C!  Reenactors from around the world will gather at Fort McKavett to present a true snapshot in time as they portray soldiers of the 10th Infantry Regiment that built the telegraph line connecting Forts McKavett and...

October 3

Did you know that Fort McKavett was one of the first telegraph stations in West Texas?  Come out and see how that landmark historic event was accomplished in 1875 with Company C!  Reenactors from around the world will gather at Fort McKavett to present a true snapshot in time as they portray soldiers of the 10th Infantry Regiment that built the telegraph line connecting Forts McKavett and...

October 4

Did you know that Fort McKavett was one of the first telegraph stations in West Texas?  Come out and see how that landmark historic event was accomplished in 1875 with Company C!  Reenactors from around the world will gather at Fort McKavett to present a true snapshot in time as they portray soldiers of the 10th Infantry Regiment that built the telegraph line connecting Forts McKavett and...

October 17

Prepare yourself for a day and night of exploring the heavens above and the earth beneath.  Join us as we spend the day finding and investigating artifacts found at Fort McKavett during various archaeological digs done in the past 50 years. See the amazing finds of stones, glassware, metal buttons, and much more.  Put your investigative skills to the test in our mock archaeological dig! In the...

November 2020

November 7

Put on your dancing shoes and join the old-time band “Time Was” for an evening of fun, dancing, and live music!  Visitors will be led and instructed in period dances while live music is provided from historical musicians.  A tavern scene will be set up and guests will be able to purchase refreshments from the bar.  Other period entertainment will be included between songs, including poetry...

December 2020

December 12

Ring in the holidays with us here at Fort McKavett!  Visit the various historic buildings and get festive with historic Christmas activities.  Make homemade Christmas decorations, help make delicious treats in the Officer’s Kitchen, write a Christmas Card to a friend, and get your image struck with our very own Victorian Santa!  Token proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort McKavett and help off-...