Historians, Ranger tales, authors ahead for day-long event
The Texas Rangers Heritage Center in Fredericksburg will remember those who have served and honor those still commissioned with a two-part event from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium will feature historians and educational programs, including Ranger camp set ups and cannon firing.
Texas Ranger Day commemorates the day in 1823 when Stephen F. Austin hired 10 men to “range” the frontier of Texas to protect the new settlers.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:45 a.m. with Donna Jackson performing “Texas, Our Texas.”
For those visiting the Ranger camps and not attending the history symposium, parking will be $10 per carload and food vendors will be available at each individual’s expense.
Children will have the opportunity to sign up as Junior Texas Rangers at the Ranger camps.
Guests will take “a walk through history” as they enter the 96-foot display of the Tales of the Texas Rangers, with artifacts and dress dating from 1823 to 1960.
The symposium will feature a number of speakers, including Stephen L. Moore, author of the four-volume “Savage Frontier” series and “Texas Rising”, the nonfiction companion to the History Channel’s 2015 mini-series, and Mike Cox, historian and author of over 30 non-fiction books.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.
Lunch and parking are included. Space is limited.
For more information contact FTRF offices at 830-990-1192 or reserve tickets online at www.TRHC.org.
The board of directors of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation sponsors Texas Ranger Day 2018 individually.