First-ever Texas History Days in Salado happening this weekend

Posted at 5:22 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 07:10:31-04

For the first year, the Village of Salado will go back in time by hosting the Texas History Days in Salado event this weekend.

The 3-day event will highlight Salado's rich history.

Settled in 1860, Salado is famous for its Stagecoach Inn, its location on a branch of the Chisholm Trail and for being the site of the first co-educational college in Texas, among many other things.

"People here in town that came together and realized that we weren't celebrating the vast history of Salado like we needed to and so they came up with this event. It is several different organizations, that have come together and brought all these people to town to celebrate," Salado Tourism Director Chadley Hollas said.

Starting Friday and lasting through the weekend, historically based vendors will be around the village showing their handmade and pioneer products. You'll also be able to get tours of Salado's historical sites.

"We will have vendors here in the civic center grounds with demonstrators, blacksmiths, basket makers, soap makers all celebrating the history of Salado," Hollas said. "It will be all throughout town, some of the shops will have people outside like a mountain man who will be camping all weekend and demonstrating different things that he does in the wild."

The free event kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday, then again Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.

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