The Saddler's Shop at Fort McKavett

Feb 3 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Fort McKavett State Historic Site

7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett, TX 76841

For members of Co. H, 8th US Infantry, this is an opportunity to work on your various accoutrement kits in preparation for upcoming events. Expert Site Staff will be available to guide you through difficult portions or just help you get started. For visitors, come see how the leather accoutrements of the Antebellum Era were made and cared for. In the time before plastic and metal containers, leather was used to carry many items the soldiers needed including ammunition and food. Join us as we demonstrate how these items were created. If you plan to participate in this workshop, please RSVP at