Historic Village to Hold Heritage Harvest Festival Nov. 2

Oct. 31, 1996

WACO, Texas - All ages will enjoy the fourth annual Heritage Harvest Festival which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village of Baylor University located on University Parks Drive across from the Baylor campus.

"This festival offers something for everyone," said Debra Reid, curator of the village. "We will have activities for children such as corn shucking and corn doll making - things that were chores for children in the 1890s but are fun for today's kids. Seniors also enjoy the festival because they can see activities or items that maybe they remember from their own childhood."

One new activity for this year's festival will be a chuck wagon cooking demonstration by representatives of the Prairie View A&M Trailriders. The trailriders will explain what life was like for African-American cowboys.

Additional festival activities will include picking cotton, pecans and grinding corn as well as making soap and dolls. Museum studies students will demonstrate wall papering, washing clothes, reading, writing and mathematics 19th century style. And what would a festival be without music? Texas fiddling will be presented by award-winning fiddler Robyn Hobson of Grandview, accompanied by her parents Jack and Mary, also of Grandview. Brazos Blue Grass, a group of senior musicians from the Waco area, also will perform.

"This is a very relaxed event, but it is educational. It is not your average craft and activity fair. There is some real heart in it," said Reid.

Admission to the festival is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for students kindergarten through college. Baylor students, faculty and staff are admitted free with Baylor identification.

For more information, contact Debra Reid at (817) 755-1160.

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