The McCulloch County Historical Commission is hosting a two-day living history event to celebrate the county’s frontier heritage. On April 8th and 9th, Richards Park in Brady will be the campsite for military and civilian living historians and reenactors, primarily from the Texas Forts Trail region. "McCulloch County Early Days" builds on last year's successful event that was designed to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
A search into the past revealed that early McCulloch County settlers were more involved with the daily realities of surviving than they were in matters of national or regional concern. Most of them struggled with protecting themselves and their property from Indian attack and other lawlessness. Not formed until 1856, the county did not even send a representative to the 1861 Secession Convention. During the war, it continued to be a raw place on the edge of the frontier where self-preservation was the order of the day.
McCulloch County Early Days celebrates the county’s frontier heritage before, during and after the Civil War. There will be military and civilian living history demonstrations, including performances on Saturday by the well-known Sahawe Indian Dancers from Uvalde. Children of all ages will be entertained by Cowboys and Gunslingers and an Old-Time Magic Show. The event will also feature a Petting Zoo, Musical Entertainment, Dutch Oven Cookers, and Exhibits and Displays by local organizations and businesses. A variety of food and beverages will be sold.
Friday, April 8 is designated as "Student Day"; festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 is designated for the General Public; festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come join the fun!