Step back into Frontier Texas circa 1850
For the 2023 season,
Fort Croghan will be open
Regular Season: April 6 to October 14, we will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
May 11- Living History Day, 2pm
at the Plaza of Honor, 17 local students will be portraying Burnet County pioneers. See below for more info.
October 14- Fort Croghan Day
December 9- Christmas at Fort Croghan
Admission is free,
donations are appreciated!
Living History Day- May 11, 2023
On May 11, 2023 at 2 p.m., Bethel Extension Education Club will meet at Fort Croghan. The program for the day will be held at the site of the Plaza of Honor. Fourteen of the forty honored pioneers will come to life through the “living history” presentations of seventeen Burnet Homeschoolers ages 7-16 under the guidance of their teacher, Wendy Thompson. These young citizens, dressed in period costume, will share oral and poster presentations with the audience among whom will be ancestors of the early pioneers being portrayed. There definitely will be opportunities “To Connect the PAST with the PRESENT and the FUTURE”!
The following early Burnet County pioneers will be featured:
Christian & Ann Dorbandt
Mary & Samuel Holland
James and Sarah Hill
Isaac & Jacob Hoover
Samuel & Jane McFarland
The Fort is open on May 11, 2023 from 10-4 and this event is open to the public.
Burnet County Heritage Society at a Glance
Our vision- Connecting the past with the present and the future
The Burnet County Heritage Society is the caretaker of Fort Croghan, an early United States military fort from 1849-1852 that protected the pioneers on the frontier. Our mission is to preserve and promote Burnet County history. We host living history days including Fort Croghan Day in October and Christmas at Fort Croghan in December.
Admission is FREE
Honor your Burnet County ancestor with a terracotta brick
Order a terra cotta colored brick today to honor your Burnet County ancestor! Each brick is $100 and will be laid in the Plaza of Honor. Contact Sue Jeffcoat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A generation which ignores history has no past-- and no future."
Next BCHS Meeting
BCHS meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm at the Herman brown Free Library in Burnet.
The remaining meetings for 2023 are scheduled as follows:
May 9, 2023
June 13, 2023
July 11, 2023
August 8, 2023
September 12, 2023
October 10, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023
Interested in joining BCHS? Dues are $10 a year. Send them to: BCHS, PO Box 74, Burnet, TX 78611.