Fort Fest set for this Saturday

Fort Fest

Ft. Jesup Nazarene is hosting their second annual Fort Fest Saturday, June 2 celebrate Fort Jesup’s 196th anniversary and to help raise funds to restore the fort in hopes of opening it to the public. As of right now, the fort is only open by special appointment.

This year, Fort Fest will include:

Live music with Jacob Heard and Friends at 3:30 and Sterodrive at 7:30

A historic fashion show

Historic demonstrations and displays on the Texas Revolution, Mexican War, the Civil War and World War II

Some of the original buildings will be open such as the 1837 army kitchen.

Built in 1822, Fort Jesup was built to protect the western border of the United States against the Spanish when the two sides could not agree where the Louisiana Purchase border ended. Some important historical visitors to the fort are Zachary Taylor, William Travis and Sam Houston among others.

Gates open at 10 am. The cost of admission is $3. For more information contact Scott at 318-461-5376.

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