Historic Village Hosts Melodrama, Cotton Production Event July 28-29

July 25, 2000

Visitors to the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village can watch a rousing melodrama and learn about cotton production in the 19th century during two events planned for Friday and Saturday, July 28-29.

The first event, The Secret of the Salt Dome, an original play written in the style of typical 19th-century melodrama, will begin at 7 p.m. at the village. The play was written and produced by children who currently are attending the Village Players Drama Camp. Admission is free.

On Saturday, cotton production in the 19th century will be discussed during "The Land of Cotton." In addition to discovering how cotton affected daily life in Texas during the 1890s, village visitors can view an exhibit of early Texas structures on loan from the Texas Council for the Humanities and participate in activities such as dancing the Cotton-Eyed Joe, carding cotton, running a sack race and washing cotton clothes. The activities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to "The Land of Cotton" is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and $1 for children ages 6 to 15. Baylor University students, faculty and staff and children under age 5 are admitted free.

For more information, contact the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village at 710-1160.

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