• Living history reenactor Gustavo Martinez, of San Antonio, shows off a backpack that was worn during the 1850s as part of Fort Martin Scott Days. The two-day event allowed visitors to get a hands-on perspective of what life was like during that time. —
  • Sara Reeves, of Buchanan Dam and a Fort Croghan volunteer, explains how apples were peeled using an antique peeler. Settlers during the 1850s peeled apples for pies, jellies or vinegars.
  • Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grader Lauren Monaco learns how to wash clothes using an old wash board as part of Fort Martin Scott Days.
  • Jonathan and Josiah Hoskins, left, learn how to fire a canon from interpreter Mike Johnson, of Fredericksburg, at Fort Martin Scott on Friday.
  • Learning to use antique irons was Heidi Freels, of Keller. Fort Martin Scott Days, a living history event, allowed visitors to learn what life was like in the 1850s.

A step back into the 1850s

Fort Martin Scott Days brings history alive with demonstrations and more

Fredericksburg Standard

P.O. Box 1639
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-4228