10/14/2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Fanthorp Inn
Fanthorp Inn will host Stagecoach Days allowing visitors to experience what it was like to travel cross country via stagecoach and learn about the Inn’s history and connection with early stage lines. A suggested donation of $4 ($10 with coach ride) for adults and $2 ($5 with coach ride) for children to tour the Inn and ride the coach helps support the site. Coach rides last approximately 15 minutes and Inn tours for 30-45 minutes. This event is open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Jon Failor at (936) 878-2214, ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Focus on October 4: Henry Fanthorp’s Wake –11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors will get a look at the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th century Texas. Henry Fanthorp, proprietor of one of Texas’ most successful stagecoach inns was one of many people who met their demise at Fanthorp’s Stagecoach Inn. This presentation lasts approximately 40 minutes and is not recommended for children under 10 years.
C. Mobley, Collodion artist demonstrate traditional wet-plate photography and discuss the role of the photograph in the mourning practices of the 19th century
Location Map (Fanthorp Inn)