The Frontier Women’s Living History Association will hold the 10th School of the Victorian Lady at Fort Concho on March 7-9.
The weekend program this Friday through Sunday, consists of talks, displays and special guest presentations covering the clothing, recreation, food and family life of the women of the post-Civil War frontier. Registration for the full course, including several meals, is $35 until Feb. 20 and $40 after that date. Individual sessions are free to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Julia Putnam, chairwoman of the Shackelford County Historical Commission and the owner of Camp Cooper and the John Larn House. She will share her insights into frontier history and the ways to preserve it for future generations.

Stella Gonzales will speak of “Famous Texas Women Who Influenced Texas Life and History.” Living historian Donna Hector will address a historical overview of ladies who helped settle the frontier. Ann Dixon will bring to life in a first-person presentation Laura Clark Carpenter, an officer’s wife from Fort Lancaster in the Crockett County town of Sheffield.

Margaret Hoogstra, executive director of the Texas Forts Trail, will be the honored guest at the Saturday afternoon tea. Fort Griffin site manager Mitch Baird will cover “The World at Large – What was going on while the West was being settled.

For more information and program registration, contact Sharon Baird at 325-338-2149 or The schedule is posted on the Fort Concho website at