Sunday, September 29, 2013

Texian Heritage Festival History Presentations - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - Reenactor Registration Information

At The Texian Heritage Festival there will be an encampment of the Texian Heritage Amy on the hill next to the “town of Fernland”. The army will represent the Texas Army of the 1830´s. The Texian Heritage Army will be made up of members of several Texas historical reenactment groups. These combined groups; such as; the modern Texas Army, San Antonio Living History Association and Crossroads of Texas Living History Assoc reenact the battles of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36 on weekends as close as possible to the anniversaries and as near to location of the original battle as possible, such as, La Bahia, Gonzales, Alamo Plaza and The San Jacinto Battlefield. Their mission is to keep the history and the heritage of The Republic of Texas alive and as accurate as we know it.

To that end they have many dedicated historians in their group that are always ready to discuss Texas history with any one that is interested. The activities of the Texian Heritage Army on October 19, 2013 will include one squad each of the Texas Army of 1836 and one separate squad of the Mexican Army of Antonio Lopez de San Anna demonstrating regimental drills and firing black powder salutes throughout the festival grounds in the morning. Concurrently they will have several large bore Texian Heritage Army cannons firing in conjunction with a cannon safety school just outside the Fernland grounds. In the afternoon they will have Cowboy Pistoleros performing in their “town”; there will be a reenactment in the middle of the afternoon pitting early settlers to the Montgomery county area vs. the Mexican Army regiment over a perceived injustice.

There will also be several different groups at the Texian Heritage Festival representing different eras of Texas history from the late 1800´s back to the late 1700´s. For example, we will have the late cattle ranch era with the Cowboy Pistoleros, the Civil War era with the Veterans of the Confederacy, the pre-1800´s era of Estado de Tejas with the Aztec dancers.

Texian Festival Army Reenactments and Schedule:

Friday, October 18: Camp setup in the field east of the Fernland fence.

Saturday, October 19: 8:00 - 9:00AM Late Reenactor Registration

9:00 - 9:30 Safety inspection of all weapons that will be discharged during festival. Safety meeting and invocation.

9:30 – 12:00 Texas Artillery Association school and demonstrations (In the field north of Fernland fence north-east corner.) Jerry Tubbs.

11:00 – 11:30 Equestrian demonstrations in the field north of Texian Army Camp.

Texian Army Camp life-continous Friday night through Sunday morning

1:00 – 1:30 Cowboy Shootists presentation.

2:00 – 3:00 Reenactment in the field north of camp depicting the insurrection/revolution of Coahuila y Tejas settlers and the Mexican Army of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

3:00 – 3:30 Cowboy Shootists presentation.

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday Separate random regimental drills and weapons demonstrations by Texas Army and Soldados Mexicanos will be conducted in Fernland.

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday Larry and Claudia Heidbreder will have Liberty and Justice (Longhorn Steers) demonstrating Texas history continuously on Saturday.

Sunday: Texian army camp break down.

Click fere for the registration form for reenactors for the Texian Heritage Festival.

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