Living History Day – Garrisons of the Frontier
Saturday, November 13
10 am-2 pm
Included in Admission
The Presidio Museum comes alive allowing visitors get a feel for what it would have been like to be in the Presidio at its height of occupation in the late 18th century. This month, in addition to our traditional demonstrations, Living History will focus on the Garrisons of the Frontier and Veterans Day, honoring the variety of garrison soldiers that have served Arizona from New Spain to statehood (1775-1912) with demonstrations and presentations of military gear and weaponry. Enjoy demonstrations and displays by the Spanish Presidio Garrison and the Buffalo Soldiers. In addition, a cochineal dying demonstration will show how the Spanish dyed their uniforms red, and a saddler from the 1830s to 50s will demonstrate the repair and maintenance of saddles and other tack required for military horses.
In addition to themed activities, other opportunities for visitors include:
***interactive demonstrations of children’s games
***soldiers practicing their drills and the hourly firing of a four-pound bronze cannon
***watching and learning how the soldiers fire their muskets
***pumping the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge
Check our online calendar for future themes.