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
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:00am
Fort Martin Scott Days brings history alive with demonstrations and more