Sponsored by Kaufman County Historical Commission
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kaufman County Poor Farm
3952 So. Houston St. (FM 1388 & St Hwy. 34)
Kaufman, TX 75142
Kaufman County Living History Day will feature an Archaeology Fair commemorating International Archaeology Day and Texas Archaeology Month. In addition to an exhibit booth displaying artifacts, educational brochures, and providing public information, an on-site Archeologist will conduct a mock dig for adults and children. Other activities will include Archaeology Stewards demonstrating fire starting techniques, stone tool making, an atl-atl demo, and other archeological presentations.
Other activities of Living History Day will present demonstrations of early farm life in the region with blacksmithing, soap making, butter churning, a chuckwagon, to name a few. Children will experience hands-on vintage crafts, make pinch pots, corn shuck dolls, and play old time games. Civil War reenactments will be performed throughout the day as well as storytelling and musical groups.