On October 16, 1936, the Stone Fort Museum opened its doors for the first time. Since then, this building has served Nacogdoches and the Stephen F. Austin community as a historic site and educational facility.
All are invited to this free event Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to help celebrate 80 years of service and historic preservation. The SFA Pineywoods Fiddlers will begin our celebration before Mayor Roger Van Horn reads a proclamation of the museum’s importance.
You are then welcome to discuss life as a Texian Soldier with our living history re-enactor, David Pistole; watch our local Boy Scouts demonstrate Dutch oven cooking; and tour our exhibit, El Camino Real de los Tejas and Building Nacogdoches: 1716 – 2016. At 7:15, Jeffery Williams will introduce John Wayne’s The Big Trail and discuss the differences between life on the Camino Real and the Oregon Trail. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as we watch this 2 hour western.