Fort Concho’s annual fall speaker series during the lunch hour on each of September’s five Wednesdays will feature a wide range of topics, from chuckwagons to bagpipes to the Chisholm Trail.

Admission to the lectures is free. Each presentation is from noon to 1 p.m. in the fort’s Commissary at 702 Burgess St. You are welcome to bring a lunch or can order a sack lunch from Mr. T’s Deli for $8 by calling 325-657-4441 by 5 p.m. the preceding Monday.

This year’s lineup of topics and speakers includes:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 2: “Chuckwagon History,” presented by local historian Monte Jones.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9:No Man’s Land” by local historian John Vaughn.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16: “Bagpipes on the Frontier and in the Military” by Christopher Morgan, Fort Concho’s education director.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23: “History of the Chisholm and Western Trail” by Richard Linnartz, historian and owner of the Azalea Plantation Bed & Breakfast Inn in Fort Worth.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30: “History of East Harris Street in San Angelo” by local historian Patsy Eckert.

For more information, contact Carol Cummings, Fort Concho’s special events coordinator, at 325-657-4441 or