Living History at Rockwall Founders Day

Chuckwagon at Rockwall County Historical Museum


Don’t miss taking part of the Living History Exhibits at Rockwall County Historical Museum in Harry Myers Park during the annual Founders Day festival, Saturday, May 16. Chuck wagon cooking, spinning and blacksmithing will return as favorites from last year. New additions to the Living History experience include a Civil War Field Surgeon’s tent and the making of rag dolls.

Educational hands-on activities will include the opportunity for girls to make an old fashioned rag doll and guys can make a cool Ninja!

Other adventures include butter churning and washing on a scrub board. You may want to try your hand at bee tinning while visiting the Tenant Cabin. Special plans for planting cotton has been cancelled due to wet ground conditions.

Museum grounds, located at 901 E. Washington, will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00pm on Founders Day. All activities from “back in the day” will be priceless—but donations are always welcome.

A special exhibit of rocks from the rock wall are being assembled at the Museum to re-create a portion of the rock wall, using some of the largest examples found in any previous excavations. The completed wall should be in place by the end of the summer months.

blacksmith history

Submitted by Carolyn Francisco
Rockwall County Historical Foundation

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