On Saturday, February 9, the late 19th century Fort Lowell and the early 20th century village of El Fuerte will come alive with period reenactments during a Fort Lowell Day Celebration.
10:00am The Bisbee Black Sox and the Tucson Sahuaros, members of the Vintage Baseball Clubs of the Arizona Territories, begin a triple-header in Fort Lowell Park, using the rules, uniforms and equipment of the 19th century.
12:30pm The B Troop US Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) from Fort Huachuca will conduct drills on the old Parade Grounds at the Park.
2:00pm The 4th US Cavalry Band (Tucson) will play a concert of 19th century music.
1:30pm Venture across Craycroft on Fort Lowell Road in front of the Commissary to meet actors in period costume. Visit with Mrs. Gilbert Cole Smith, the quartermaster’s wife, who’ll be wearing a replica of a necklace she was given by Indian Scout Dandy Jim, just before he was hung. Chat with Pie Allen, owner of the Post Trader’s Store and former mayor of Tucson.
ONGOING – See exhibits of arrowheads, fort-era horse shoes, and ammunition. Learn how to make Mexican paper flowers. Purchase and enjoy Mexican food. Make adobe bricks at the Post hospital. Listen to western and cowboy songs.
JUST FOR KIDS Kids can pick up a “Passport to History” to be stamped at various sites.
- LOCATION: A map of the sites plus a schedule of the day’s events are available at Information Booths in Fort Lowell Park, along Fort Lowell Road, and at the San Pedro Chapel (5230 E. Fort Lowell Road).
- DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2013
- TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm
- COST: Free
- NOTES: Parking is available at Fort Lowell Park with a smaller quantity near San Pedro Chapel. Fort Lowell Rd. will be closed to traffic between Craycroft and Beverly Roads. From noon to 4 p.m. there’ll be a shuttle car between Fort Lowell Park and the San Pedro Chapel.