Events

2019

The Calm Before the Storm” – Presidio La Bahia (Goliad), September 7-8, 2019.
https://www.texasarmy.org/events/the-calm-before-the-storm
Living Historians and Reenactors bring to life the tense moments just before the Texian War for Independence erupted onto Presidio La Bahia.  Visit with living historians as they bring to life tense moments leading up to the arrival of the Texian forces at the gates of Presidio La Bahia. Learn about the daily life and of a Mexican soldier stationed at the Presidio. Watch and listen in as these soldiers prepare for the coming storm and visit with them about what the impending war would mean for the common soldier of Santa Anna’s grand army.
TIMES: Sat.- 9:00AM-5:00PM & Sun.-9:00AM-12:00PM
NOTE: SALHA members planning to participate in this event should contact salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

Ft. Towson Mexican-American War (Oklahoma), September 28-30, 2019.                         
“A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days” is a Mexican-American War encampment. See https://www.okhistory.org/calendar/event/long-walk-sun/  The event features US dragoons, infantry and artillery, as well as Mexican cavalry and infantry, and will be open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. with various demonstrations throughout the day. There will be a skirmish at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a tactical skirmish at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. These reenactments are open to the public.           
For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Reenactors interested in participating should email garrettmussett@yahoo.com. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.
NOTE: SALHA members planning to participate in this event should contact salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

“Texian Market Days,” Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 343-0218.                                                                      https://www.georgeranch.org/event-calendar/36th-annual-texian-market-days-festival/ 
The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 36th annual Texian Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole family to discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters, historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and more. Texian Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year — you don’t want to miss it!
Battle Re-Enactments • Food Trucks • Vendors • Pioneer Folk Life • Petting Zoo
Cowboys & Cowgirls • Games • Cattle-working Demonstrations • Historic House Tours, Live Music and Entertainment • Hands-On Activities • And More!                                                   NOTE: SALHA members planning to participate in this event should contact salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

 “Texas in Revolt – 1835,” is a SALHA Event in Kirby, TX, November 2, 2019.
The Texas Revolution re-enactments go beyond the battlefield as living history reenactors from across Texas setup Texian and Mexican army encampments at opposite ends of Friendship Park and offer demonstrations of 19th-century life. Hosted by the City of Kirby, the San Antonio Living History Association recreates two opening battles of the Texas Revolution.  Both the October 28, 1835, Battle of Concepción and the November 26, 1835, Grass Fight are presented to the public during the 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM free event.
School teachers are invited to bring their students for a unique historical and educational experience.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org.  Close to the event date, return to the website and or email salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

Visit the Liendo Plantation Civil War Weekend (Hempstead, TX), for the 20th Annual “Civil War Weekend” (weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving), on November 23rd & 24th, 2019.  For reenactors able to come early, visit Living History School Day Friday, November 22, 2019. 
See https://liendoplantation.com/liendo/civil-war-weekend/  Dating back to 1853, the Liendo Plantation is one of only a few homes still standing in Texas that were built before the American Civil War.  During the War Between the States,  Liendo Plantation hosted Cavalry and Infantry Training Camps, an Internment Camp, and a Hospital.  For a brief time after the War, it served as headquarters for General George Armstrong Custer.  Its connection to Texas and Civil War history make it the perfect setting to experience a unique living history event.
NOTE: SALHA members planning to participate in this event should contact salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

“Battle of Béjar” and TheCapitulation of General Cos is a SALHA Event in La Villita, Downtown San Antonio), December 14, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.         
The Battle of Béjar (Dec. 5-9, 1835) and The Capitulation of General Cos (Dec. 11, 1835) reenactments are presented by the San Antonio Living History Association in the old plazas, streets and at the historic Cos House in La Villita. The SALHA event includes three living history reenactments, two historical walking tours of La Villita, San Antonio’s historic arts center, plus early foods, skills and black powder cannon demonstrations typical of 1830s San Antonio. School teachers are invited to bring their students for a unique historical and educational experience.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org.  Close to the event date, return to the website and or email salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event information.

2020

March 6, 2020                           “Dawn At The Alamo,” is a SALHA Commemorative Event
from 6:00 to 7:00AM in Alamo Plaza. The San Antonio Living History Association, in partnership with the Alamo Trust (GLO), presents its annual “Dawn At The Alamo” commemoration ceremony marking the 184th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. SALHA invites all Alamo descendant families, Alamo heritage organizations and the visiting public, to attend and “Remember the Alamo!” at 6:00AM each March 6th. The Alamo ancestor names of the descendant families in attendance are read as floral wreaths are placed to honor all who made their supreme sacrifice on that most hallowed ground in Texas. Commemorative candles are then lit and followed by a solemn prayer and bagpiper.
To conclude the commemorative ceremony, Alamo living history reenactors invited from across Texas and the nation, join with SALHA to offer salute volleys in honor of these heroes.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org.  Close to the event date, return to the website and/or email salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event  information.

March 8, 2020                      “Alamo Run Marathon – 2020
SALHA reenactors are needed from 6:00 to 8:30AM to start each of the marathon races in each of the categories at HemisFair Park and Alamo Street.                                             
San Antonio Living History Association members can show up in period clothing (Texian; Tejano, Soldado; Confederate; Union Military) with period weapons to start the races.  SALHA will use a 12-lb. brass howitzer cannon to start the races and reenactors will all fire their weapons at the same time.                                                                                     
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should email salha9@yahoo.com for the details of this event.

April 18, 2020          “This Hallowed Ground: Alamo Plaza” is a historical walking tour
from Noon to 1:00 PM. This annual Fiesta event, hosted by the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, features San Antonio Living History Association reenactors, dressed in 1830s clothing, who are assigned selected walking tour stops to help interpret the battle actions that occurred all around the original Alamo walled-compound in Alamo Plaza.  The walking tour narrator then presents “interviews from the past” where the audience can meet some of the historical men and women involved on “both sides of the 1836 Alamo walls.”  They learn who they are, how they came to be in San Antonio de Béjar and the Alamo, and what experiences they had during to endure during the 13-day siege and battle.
NOTE: SALHA and other reenactors planning to participate in this event should register at www.salha.org.  Close to the event date, return to the website and or email salivinghistoryevents@gmail.com for the latest reenactor event  information.