Christmas at the Fort on the Old Spanish Trail

Popping popcorn Fort bellowsSmity FortVC Volunteers, Nancy & LucilleWeavers room Restored bellow blacksmith shoppe

 

 

 

 

Christmas at the Fort following the Annual Delta Parade of Lights.
7 – 9 PM

Historical Interpreters  portrayed Christmas time as it was celebrated in the 1830’s. Authentic trade goods and piles of furs and primitive furnishings fill the rooms.  Local Spanish Folk Singer  provided entertainment.  The history of the traditional Posada was shared along with the History of Christmas Tree. Local school children perform Christmas carols.  Re-in-actors shared the history of the American Long Rifle developed for the American Frontier and demonstrated loading and firing. . Traditional Mexican cocoa was served.  The blacksmith forge was fired up for the first time since the return of the  restored bellow