We are preparing an exciting Education Day April 28 during our Celebrate Texas at Fort Martin Scott Days in Fredericksburg this spring. This living-history event offers unique opportunities for students to experience early Texas history.
This is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to see the 1850s come to life, as military and civilian re-enactors in period dress share stories of the frontier days and early Fredericksburg. Students will meet soldiers and Texas Rangers, witness our cannon firing and get hands-on experiences in frontier living.
The experience is a fun learning trip for all students, particularly for those who have studied or soon will study Texas history. The Friday event is free for school groups, including the accompanying teachers and parents. Home-school groups should identify themselves at the gate.
Please share this invitation with all homeschoolers in your association. We greatly enjoyed having so many homeschoolers last fall. This event starts at 10 a.m. and wraps up around 4 p.m. We have activities going all day so students may come anytime. You may want to arrive about 9:45, allowing time to park and get on the grounds for the opening ceremony with the cannon firing. If afternoon is better, we have another cannon firing tentatively at 2 p.m. and always to close at 4 p.m.
Please let us know by March 31 if you will be attending this year. If you have any questions or wish to discuss this further, please call or email me. Once we know some of your students will be coming, we will provide details for the day through an email.
We hope to see you there.
Mary Lu Abbott
Fort Martin Scott Friends/Vice President