MAY 9TH AND 10TH 2008
Annual Forts Muster in the Fort Worth Stockyards (listed on the National Historical Registry) is on May 9th and 10th. All of the forts operating in western Texas between the 1850s and 1870s will be represented in living history set ups. There will be artillery fire, cavalry games, parades, longhorns, Native American dances, cowboy shoot outs, field hospital, story telling, period craft demonstrations and appearances by Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War, who set up many of the forts and two of his camels he brought for the Fort’s use. Also, there will be period military bands, period music and cowboy music as well. There will also be period baseball played among the forts. It is free to the public.
MAY 31-JUNE 1
2008 DAVIS FAMILY REUNION
The Davis Family Association will hold it’s 2008 Reunion at Rosemont Plantation in Woodville Mississippi. This will mark the 200th birthday celebration for President Jefferson Davis. The descendents from the entire line of Samuel and Jane Cook Davis, Jefferson Davis’ parents , are invited to attend this reunion.
JUNE 3, 2008
BEAUVOIR , JEFFERSON DAVIS HOME
On June 3rd, 2008 dignitaries will join the citizens of Mississippi to dedicate the restoration of Beauvoir the Jefferson Davis Home. This ceremony will celebrate the rebuilding of Beauvoir which suffered dramatic damage from Hurricane Katrina. Beauvoir has been rebuilt with the united efforts of FEMA, MEMA the Mississippi Department of Acrhives and many individuals that groups that have support this effort from the day after the hurricane.
BIRTHPLACE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS
Jefferson Davis 200th Birthday Commemoration
JUNE 7, 2008 to JUNE 8, 2008
This weekend is the Commemoration of the 200th Birthday of Jefferson Davis. The event includes Living History Camps, period demonstrations and vendors, special guest speakers, Davis family members, book signings, period music and many other respectful and educational events along with its entrepreneurial moves into the leather fabric & textiles industry, fill this once in a lifetime commemoration weekend.
| June 14th 2008
Montgomery, AlabamaJefferson Davis was born 200 years ago this June, and this event honors that anniversary. At 9 a.m. there will be a parade beginning at the Fountain on Dexter Avenue and proceeding up to the Capitol. Immediately following the parade, there will be a Commemorative Program in the Capitol Auditorium, featuring period music and Keynote Speaker John Weaver. After the Commemorative Program, there will be a laying of wreaths at the Jefferson Davis Statue/Star on the front steps of the Capitol Building. Throughout the day, tours will be offered of the State Capitol, the First White House of the Confederacy, Old Alabama Town, and Oakwood Cemetery. All the above events are FREE. In the evening, 6-9 p.m., there will be a Jefferson Davis Bicentennial Ball in the Old Archives Room of the Capitol. The Ball will feature the renowned Alabama musical period group, The Un-Reconstructed Band. Ball tickets are limited and are $25 per couple or $15 single. Period dress is encouraged but not required. For more information or to purchase Ball tickets, contact Belinda Holloway at 205-681-1848, email email@example.com; or Pat Godwin at 334-875-1690, email firstname.lastname@example.org..
JEFFERSON DAVIS BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT
Lexington History Museum
215 West Main Street
May 23-September 29, 2008
Celebrate the heritage of the “other” Kentucky Civil War President:
Jefferson Davis, through an interpretation of the time he spent in
Lexington, Kentucky, as a student and a U.S. Army officer. The exhibit
explores the two times Davis was in Lexington for extended periods. The
first was his year as a student at Transylvania University, 1823-1824,
before his appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The
second visit took place in the summer of 1833, when, on an Army recruiting
trip as a Lieutenant, he was confronted with the deadly cholera epidemic
that swept the city. Choosing to stay rather than flee, Davis helped bury
victims of the disease while keeping his command intact.
The Lexington History Museum is open year-round, Friday-Monday, Noon-4
p.m. (open early Saturdays at 10 a.m.) For more information, call
859-254-0530 or click www.lexingtonhistorymuseum.org.