Yesteryear Festival at Longhorn Museum July 20



Eric Morrell of the Atascosa County Historical Commission, at right, is pictured at the 2018 Yesteryear Festival, teaching others about life on the Texas frontier. Morrell also participates in historical re-enactment events like the Battle of Medina. LISA LUNA | PLEASNATON EXPRESS FILE PHOTO

Eric Morrell of the Atascosa County Historical Commission, at right, is pictured at the 2018 Yesteryear Festival, teaching others about life on the Texas frontier. Morrell also participates in historical re-enactment events like the Battle of Medina. LISA LUNA | PLEASNATON EXPRESS FILE PHOTO

Leave all those electronic devices and modern conveniences this Saturday and step back in time to see how your ancestors lived back in the “good old days!

The Longhorn Museum will celebrate its annual Yesteryear Festival July 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is free and there will be plenty of exhibits, games, free refreshments and loads of fun as we step back in time.

Outside exhibits include branding boards, a petting zoo, wash tub laundry, the old caboose, a Pleasanton fire truck to explore and lots more. Eric Morrell, in costume, will demonstrate how frontiersmen lived long ago.

Inside, Richard Dobie will demonstrate Indian arrowhead chipping. You will learn how folks quilted, wove, churned butter and made dolls out of handkerchiefs, for example. There will also be games for the children and storytelling.

Around 11 a.m. the Ballet Folklorico will perform their dances inside in their colorful costumes. Also performing will be Ms. Tera’s Tap ‘N Toes dance group and the PHS Cheerleaders. There will be some new exhibits and surprises this year – so make plans now to come by. There will be lots to do. See you there!

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