Armon, Barb & George - Quality Control
HHT Group Chomping At The Bit!!!
FTV Tom Scott Tells Old Sea Tales
As Barb mentioned in the previous story, one of the many other activities going on aboard BB35 October 14 was the Timeline Living History event. These activities were conducted on the ship by uniformed living historians representing several military eras throughout history. The first two photos, including the one at left, are from BB35 Collections Manager Susan Smyer, while Battleground Park Ranger II Randy Graf captured the rest of these excellent photographs for us to share with you in the pages of “The Battle Report” Thanks to each of them – enjoy!
Living Historians Display Military Uniforms
John Schultz Is From Ft. McKavett SHS
Alpine’s Andrew Schultz Shows Display
Matt Moore & Corey Helweg Give 411
Texans For State Parks Director John Cobb served as one of the living historians, and submitted this
account of the event for us: Russ, this last weekend’s living history event at the Battleship went very well. We were able to have exhibits showing WWII Marines, WWII Army, Indian Wars, and Spanish American War displays. As usual, the Staff did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and were very helpful all weekend. Saturday, we had over 600 total visitors to the site. On Sunday, the weather (hard rain and forecast of flooding), caused us to pack up early and leave. Since we had people from Fort Worth, Houston, Bastrop, and as far away as Alpine, we decided to get everyone out early. From the reports we received about flooding, it seems we made the right decision. We all hope the site came out alright and there was not any damage. Thanks again for yours and the Staff’s stewardship of the site. The improvements I have seen over the last few years have been fantastic. This is especially true when you take into account the budget problems the entire department is going through. The Staff and the Volunteers have done a wonderful job and can’t be “bragged on” enough.
October 9 – October 15, 2006