Booming cannons, dramatic Texas Independence battle reenactments, a Texian Army Tent Encampment, and Native American dancers are among the highlights planned for the Texian Heritage Festival at Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery, on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The costumes and culture on display will be amazing! From the everyday Civil War era dresses of Texas women, to elaborate military uniforms, and antebellum gowns, you’ll see real historic fashion and lifestyle exhibited.
There will be dozens of pioneer activities for the whole family to enjoy, including tug of war, cattle roping lessons, and cannon shooting.
The Festival will piece together our native history, explore the daily lives of early settlers on the frontier, and capture a glimpse of the living history and culture of Texas during the 1800s.
Pioneer-themed events will be featured from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery, and admission is only $5. Children Twelve (12) and under are FREE!
Fernland is located in the Buffalo Springs development area, at 780 Clepper, across from Montgomery Elementary School. This historical park has four cabins from the 1800s — Hulon House of the Civil War era; Jardine Cabin, one of the oldest log structures in Texas; Crane Cabin, built by Confederal Civil War veteran Nickolas Crane; and Arnold Simonton House, focal point within Fernland, and one of the oldest houses in Montgomery County.
The 2015 Texian Heritage Beneficiaries Include:
- Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (Formerly The Friendship Center) provides nutrition and transportation services to address the public health issues of our senior adults to that they may remain independent and vital members of our community.
- Coat of Many Colors Ministries, Inc. offers enhanced career and vocational counseling services along with job search and placement assistance.
- Caiden’s Hope provides support to parents of a child born prematurely while the baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a medical facility. Parents are offered assistance with lodging, gas cards, and food to allow the parents to remain close to the hospital during the crisis.
- Fernland Historical Park, Montgomery, Texas
- Montgomery Historical Society, Montgomery, Texas