Pineywoods Living History to be held January 9th, 2021, at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland, Texas.

Last year, over the weekend of January 11th, 2020, we held our eighth annual ball AND expanded it to include a living history program during the day! What a blessing to be able to give back to our community and share our love of history and this old-fashioned way of socializing.

Coordinating these events each year is something our family thoroughly enjoys doing. All the proceeds from these events are used to perpetuate this event and support other education-based living history endeavors. Events such as this are becoming few and far between.

Pineywoods Living History to be held January 9th, 2021, at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland, Texas

This year, instead of having the ball in the evening, we will be offering dancing during the day to coordinate with the living history. We are excited about being able to combine the two events for your convenience out in the fresh, open air. You can come as you are and learn the dances as well as enjoy the living history demonstrations. You are more than welcome to dress up if you like! We know some of you enjoy that part as well.

Our next event will be the weekend of January 8-10, 2021. We are so blessed to be able to offer events such as this for the 9th year!

Where: Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, Texas

What: Living History demonstrations, Live music, dance lessons/demonstrations, vendors, and good old fashioned fun!

You’ll have an opportunity to walk about the “town” and experience a taste of history. So far we have the colonial period through 1865 represented as a timeline of sorts. Come experience a first impression of First Lady Varina Davis and then go on to see some Victorian parlor games. We will also have music and dancing. There’s even a primitive camp area set up where you might see mountain men honing their skills at throwing tomahawks and knives. Be sure to visit the town’s blacksmith, seamstress, and mercantile and so much more!

When: Saturday, January 9th, 2020
Tentatively 9 am – 4 pm (Open to the Public) – please be sure to fill out the first form so that you will stay updated on the event. You will also then be given access to the Facebook Group attached to the event.
**Reenactors/Living Historians – extended weekend (Please sign up using the second form below.)

Cost: Just pay your entry fee to Salmon Lake Park ($5 for 4 and older), or make arrangements for your overnight stay. That gives you access to the park.

Then you’ll have an opportunity to make a donation to support the living history during your visit, if you feel so led. We will also have a silent auction. All the proceeds go toward continuing the event. (Renting buildings etc) Thank you in advance for your support!

What do you need to do?
Simply fill out the form below to let us know you would like to attend and to make sure you continue to receive updates for this year’s event. Then, check your inbox for further details.

Would you like to volunteer as a reenactor/living historian? Please add your name to this list and we will reach out to you with more information and details regarding the weekend.

When you fill out the form, you will receive any email updates regarding the event. Also, please feel free to share this Page with your friends. We have created a shorter link to help you remember it too… https://www.oldwaysmadenew.com/pineywoods

You can check out our venue and then make overnight accommodations if need be by contacting Salmon Lake Park. It’s a great place to visit any time of the year. We love the family that manages the area too!

Feel free to leave us a comment below or send us a private message if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience as we iron out the details during these times. This event will continue when we work together to make it happen.


See you there!
Deborah Robinson
Old Ways Made New

Pineywoods Living History 2021, Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, Texas

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