See the American Frontier Come to Life at Lamar Community College

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Published Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, Lamar Community College will again host an extraordinary history event. During LCC's biannual "Frontier Living History Encampment" some of the country's best re-enactors and living historians will set up residence at LCC. 

The event is a rare opportunity to "meet" many of the people who traveled through and lived in the Frontier era. While most living history commemorates a single event or location, LCC's Encampment allows visitors to travel through an entire century in one day. Visitors will step back in time as they begin their journey in 1800 and view what life was like in the American West, continuing their journey all the way through the 1800s.

The Encampment will be open to visitors Friday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This event is free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend.

Visitors will experience camps of the following: Native Americans, Mountain Men, fur traders, Mormon pioneers, blacksmiths, merchants, Union infantry, artillery crews, miners, soiled doves (Saturday only), vaquero, Chuck Wagon cooks, Buffalo Soldiers (Saturday only), and early settlers. Camps will include clothing, tools, foods, weapons, animals, and visitors can explore each camp for as long as they like. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.