Fort Griffin Living History Event 2012
Fort Griffin was an active frontier military fort from 1867 to 1881 and served to protect the area settlers from the Commanche and Kiowa Indians. Living History Days at Fort Griffin is an annual event held the second weekend of October. The purpose of the event is to provide families, students and history enthusiasts an opportunity to see and experience a piece of Texas history through the interpretation of reenactors and living historians.
Some of the activities and interpretations to expect include: 1870s military interpretations with artillery, infantry, and cavalry demonstration, authentic stage coach rides, blacksmithing, gun fights, the camel corps, Drummer Boy Ice Cream, 1800s children’s games, Native Americans, Texas longhorns, and frontier living.
On Friday, area schools are invited to bring their students between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and both Friday and Saturday are open to everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.