Autumn Celebration at Baylor University's Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village Will Give Guests a Glimpse of Life in the 1890s

Daniels Historic Village at the Mayborn
Daniels Historic Village at the Mayborn
Oct. 25, 2012

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Contact: Terry Goodrich, Assistant Director of Media Communications, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2012) - An autumn celebration with activities from the late 19th century will be held at the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village in Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex, 1218 S. University Parks Drive. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.

Guests will step back in time to enjoy period activities of the 1890s, including watching blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations, listening to live music, and participating in schoolyard games. Families also will have the opportunity to take autumn-themed pictures. Barbecue will be available for purchase.

"The Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village shows what life was like at the close of the 19th century," said Trey Crumpton, the manager of the historic village. "Students and museum guests can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a small rural community in the 1890s and try their hand at daily tasks associated with harvest time in Central Texas. We invite everyone to explore the newly revitalized village and to enjoy the great food and special activities we will have on October 27."

Regular museum admission is required for this event, costing $6 for adults, $4 for children, and $5 for seniors. Guests also will have access to the Mayborn Museum and all other exhibits. Admission is free for all museum members and Baylor University students. For more information, click here, or call 254-710-1110.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition, 17 themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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