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Victorian Fair at the Starr Family Home State Historic Site

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT

Starr Family Home State Historic Site
407 W. Travis St
Marshall, TX 75670 United States


This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy 19th century toys and games, viewing living history demonstrations including blacksmith Keith Coleman, and making their own old-time crafts. The Rusk County Dulcimers, led by Tom Loomis, will return again this year to play their Mountain Dulicmers for event guests. The group’s repertoire includes old gospel, folk, country and patriotic songs.  Maplecroft, the 1870 home of Frank and Clara Starr will be available for tours.  The highlight of the event will be the hilariously dramatic Victorian Melodrama play, presented by East Texas Baptist University Associate Professor of Theatre John Dement and his students. Audience members are encouraged to applaud the hero and boo the villain! The play lasts 10 minutes and will be performed on the hour.  The museum store will be open so you can pick up unique items including Beard Joy products made locally by Kevin Slocum. 

Free.  Guided tours of Maplecroft are $4.  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Details

Date:
November 3, 2018
Time:
10:00 am EDT
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.thc.texas.gov/news-events/events/victorian-fair-1

Contact

Starr Family Home Staff
Phone:
903-935-3044
Email:
starr-family-home@thc.texas.gov

Venue

Starr Family Home State Historic Site
407 W. Travis St
Marshall, TX 75670 United States
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