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Francisco Fort Day

July 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join us for our most special event at Francisco Fort. Francisco Fort Day is a celebration of the museum and the beginnings of La Veta, Colorado. The fort is 155 years old this year! Admission is free, and visitors will be treated to special presentations. The events start at 8:00 a.m. with the Methodists Men’s Pancake Breakfast. All proceeds raised go to the museum.

After breakfast ends at 10:00 a.m. we will have family oriented games and activities throughout the day. Musical performances and more will be featured on the stage in our plaza. Take in a free guided tour of the museum. Have a sasparilla in our saloon. Relax under our giant cottonwood tree, plantes in 1878 by Col. Francisco. Food, arts, and crafts, vendors will be on hand. The day will also feature ongoing demonstrations at the fort, including:

• Adobe Brick-Making with David Steffan
• Mining Museum Presentations by Will Prator
• Bread Baking in Our Horno by Pat McMahon
• Blacksmith Demonstration by The Crooked Hook Blacksmith
• Wool Spinning with Marta Moore

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