Sealy Area Historical Society

2014 Spring Picnic
​On the second weekend of April we held a street dance and crawfish boil on Friday night and heard performances by the Forgotten Freedom Band, Mandi Powell and Weldon Henson.

On Saturday night Michael Hardie and the DURAWA Band - Ernie Durawa, Will Knaak, and Chris Alcaraz - performed.  We served barbecue plates.      

On Saturday the Great Promise for American Indians' group of Alabama Coushatte Indian dancers performed.  Civil War reenactors performed waltzes danced in the 1860s and wore authentically reproduced gowns, uniforms and suits from the 1860s. 

The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners held their annual plant sale on Saturday in conjunction with the Spring Picnic.

Vintage baseball games were played by the Houston Babes and the Katy Combines.

At 12:00 noon a collection of antique trucks, cars, wagons and tractors made its way from the Liedertafel on West Main to the Santa Fe Museum on East Main.

Carranza Puppets produced their new feature marionette show Beauty and the Beast. 

A collection of antique clothing and accessories along with household items from yesteryear will make up this year's special Spring Picnic exhibit.

Games from yesteryear were played throughout the day.

Reenactors camped overnight on Friday and Saturday. The reenactors' encampment was open to the public Saturday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.   Battle reenactments, including firing of cannons, took place all three days. The campsites were authentic with soldiers and civilians on hand to tell about early life in Texas.

Demonstrations of woodworking, spinning, forging iron, knife construction and many other skills from the past. 

Vendors were on hand all day Saturday selling handmade items, items grown on local farms and vintage and antique items.

Click photos below to scroll and enlarge.