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History comes to life: 2nd Bee Living History Celebration to kick off this Saturday
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Baldo Galvan and Lilian Casper dress up in Native American attire, waiting for the Bee County Historical Society’s 2nd annual Living History Celebration to be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vicinity of the McClanahan House. There will be pioneer games for the kids at the JBBC Library, tours of Bee County’s historical courthouse, historical storytellers and more.
Contributed photo Baldo Galvan and Lilian Casper dress up in Native American attire, waiting for the Bee County Historical Society’s 2nd annual Living History Celebration to be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vicinity of the McClanahan House. There will be pioneer games for the kids at the JBBC Library, tours of Bee County’s historical courthouse, historical storytellers and more.
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History and life will collide this Saturday, March 22, at the second Bee County Living History celebration.

The event will bring the history of Bee County alive in a medley provided by the different cultural groups that have roots in Bee County.

The Native American Council of Beeville will give a living history presentation complete with singers, dancers, drum players and more.

Also on hand will be historical storytellers, and a pictorial history of the county on display in the McClanahan House.

There will be pioneer games for the kids at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library and tours of the historical Bee County’s courthouse.

Aztec dancers from Corpus Christi will hold a blessing ceremony at 1 p.m.

Exhibits and demonstrations of education in the past will intrigue children of all ages and bring to life the cultures of the people who settled Bee County.

Due to the generosity of the Dudley T. Dougherty Conference Center there will be an exhibit of artifacts at the McClanahan House of old Bee County settlements.

There will also be a “flash” mob planned from 1-3 p.m. at the McClanahan House. Community members are invited to bring any pictures they may have for sharing and to display. The event is free and open to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the vicinity of the McClanahan House on East Corpus Christi Street and the surrounding mini-parks.

Raffle tickets will be sold at the event for $1 each or six for $5 (proceeds to benefit the historic McClanahan House). First prize for the raffle will be a half-day cruise for up to six people with Aransas Bay Birding Charters.

The event is sponsored by the Bee County Historical Society and Beeville Main Street. Vendor space is available by calling 343-3119. Volunteers and artisans are needed to help.
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