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After much deliberation, the Fort Chadbourne Foundation will no longer host the Fort Chadbourne Living History event held each May. The program has been a huge educational success, and it has been a great privilege to present Texas History to so many students in the past. We feel it is now time to head a different but fulfilling direction, and allow schools to do individual field trips. Many schools in the past year have versed their opinions to do so, and after much discussion we feel this is indeed our future. We will be able to offer a more hands-on program, and students will also be allowed to tour the new museum. That simply was not possible with a thousand students in one day. We can also work with teachers and schools to build a program aimed at grade levels and their criteria for a given year. The tour may include the museum, tours of buildings and grounds, buffalo and other educational stations depending on volunteers for that day, or teacher request.
With fewer living historians and volunteers on board these days, it had become much harder to put on these annual events. We truly feel this is not a bad thing, just a necessary change, and a different approach to educating our students in Texas History.
We thank all the living historians, re-enactors and volunteers for all their years of patronage to Fort Chadbourne. We could never have done this without you. If you would like to be placed on a volunteer list to help with the school field trips in the future, please give us a call or email us. We would like to have you on board.
Come join us for a fun and educational day in Texas History! Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Fort Chadbourne Animals
Field trips would not be complete with a visit to see the small herd of buffalo, longhorn, and donkely. The Fort Chadbourne buffalo herd usually increases in size each May with the addition of new babies. The babies are born orange in color and slowly change to the recognizable shade of brown we envision when we think of
buffalo. Duke and Daisy, two Texas Longhorns recently joined the Fort Chadbourne family. Blackjack, the donkey is also a permanent resident.