The Mason County Historical Society will be holding an Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Fort and Mason County Museum Open House on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This time will be in conjunction with the tours that the Seaquist House Foundation will be holding.
Fort Mason, located at 204 West Spruce Street was established on July 6, 1851, in present-day Mason County, Texas. It was named in honor of George Thomson Mason, a United States Army second lieutenant killed in the Thornton Affair during the Mexican-American War near Brownsville, April 25, 1846. At various times from 1856 to 1861, this was the home fort for Albert Sidney Johnston, George H. Thomas, Earl Van Dorn and Robert E. Lee.
The Mason County Museum, located at 210 Bryan (northeast corner of Moody and Bryan) displays a wonderful array of memorabilia related to the colorful history of Mason.
Both places will be decorated for Christmas and Mason County Historical Society Board members will be dressed in period costumes and available for tours.
Refreshments will be served.
Come and visit these two historical sites and enjoy an "Old-fashioned" Christmas. These along with the Seaquist House would make a for a great tour of Mason.