Chisholm Trail 150th has come and gone …

Well - we can't thank everyone who was a part of this year's Trails, Rails and Tales event - celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail's first load of cattle to leave Abilene (1867). The weekend was full of music, fun, food, dancing, events, horses, longhorns and so much more. Although the Historic Abilene, Inc board was not the entity in charge of this event, we were a big part of it because it was on our Old Abilene Town property. Two thoughts for this most Monday-like Tuesday ever: 1. Thank you to the visitors (from both near and far) who helped make the event a success. Without you here in our community, our tourist attractions wouldn't thrive like they do. 2. To those that have fond memories of…
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Gearing up for Trails, Rails and Tales – Labor Day Weekend

Well - the summer is almost (... almost, but not quite) coming to an end but we are still plugging along! This summer has been great - we've had the Alamo Saloon opened up more and visitors have enjoyed cooling off with a sarsaparilla, root beer or adult beverage after watching the gun-fighting re-enactments and riding the train. What you may have missed is all of the preparation the Historic Abilene, Inc board has been doing to the grounds so that the Chisholm Trail 150th anniversary event, Trails, Rails & Tales, can take place on our grounds the weekend of September 1st, 2nd and 3rd. New water lines and electrical lines have been added to the grounds so that vendors have better electrical capacity and water lines. Now - we…
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Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

If you find yourself in the area (or want to come to the area) then you can come as early as Saturday to Old Abilene Town. The events and performances on our grounds and at our neighbors (ASVRR) will also be extending the weekend events until Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_283" align="alignnone" width="6667"] Schedule of Events[/caption]
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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day is all about honoring those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom - and for that, we offer a moment of silence for those¬†who have died during their military service. For those out there that do not have to work and may want to take in the sites (whether you are local or want to travel) Abilene has lots going on over the weekend, so here's a list of what's happening at Old Abilene Town. Our grounds open around 8am every day of the week - and will usually be open throughout the evening and locked up before dark. THANK YOU to the volunteers that help us by taking care of such things. Every weekend throughout the summer we have Gun-fighting reenactments by the Wild Bill…
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