Heritage Harvest Festival Scheduled for Oct. 25

Oct. 22, 1997

WACO, Texas - The 1890s will be brought to life at the Fifth Annual Heritage Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village located on University Parks Dr. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors will experience life as it was in a 1890s river town. Activities include soap making, blacksmithing and spinning demonstrations, butter churning, children's games and crafts and much more. In a living history reenactment, two volunteers will portray a turn-of-the-century encyclopedia salesman and a patent medicine salesman. Visitors also can learn old traditional methods of preserving and canning food.

"The festival celebrates the end of the harvest season," said Melinda Herzog, curator of the village. "People can come to observe or to try their hand at the various activities. This is a great event for the whole family."

Admission to the festival is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and members of the Strecker Museum guild and $1 for students. Baylor students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a Baylor I.D.

For more information, contact Herzog at (254) 710-1160.

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