Experience the early days of Texas and come on down to the Bygone Days On The Bosque celebration.

The second Saturday every October brings a once-a-year opportunity in Stephenville to experience pioneer life—up close and personal—when the Stephenville Historical House Museum hosts its annual Bygone Days on the Bosque.

This year will be no different when the gates open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the museum located at 525 E. Washington Street.

This free event encourages locals and visitors to let go of modern cares and stresses while stepping back in time. Youngsters learn about their county’s history in a fun, hands-on fashion.

Gunfighters roam the campus in period garb, engaging in occasional ‘confrontations’ with outlaws and no account villains. Saloon girls stroll through the grounds and engage visitors.

Artisans demonstrate near forgotten skills of early settlers. The meeting room is transformed to host a quilting bee. Tram rides, complete with narration, take attendees along the historical streets of downtown Stephenville.

Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution provide color and allows visitors to visit with those who know about our country’s past.

The Double-N’s chuck wagon will be providing grub for visitors.

Vendors, set up throughout the grounds, will offer artisan and homemade items and goods.

Local artist Kelley Etzel will have a glass blowing demonstration.

A silent auction will be hosted by the directors of the Stephenville Historical  Museum. A variety of items will be offered with the proceeds going to help preservation and conservation of both the buildings and artifacts housed in the 13 structures on the grounds.

Afterwards, join the fun at Sundown on the Square. Music, wine, fun and lots of activities will take place from 5-9 p.m.