Lilly, Ceci and I attended a trip back in time, a Civil War Reenactment and a peek into life in the 1860's at the Liendo Plantation in Hempstead, Texas. There aren't many Ante Bellum plantations in this part of the South, thanks to General Custer, but fortunately the Liendo home was spared since the family had cared for Custer's wife when she was ill.
The girls were entranced. Both girls fell in love with the fashions. The house took their breath away. The other scenes of the day were beautiful, exciting and well done. A hands on history experience, since you walk through life in the 1860's, with activities all around.
We enjoyed a perfect day for this experience.
An 1860's and beyond Fashion Show
A Tour of the Liendo Plantation
(no photos allowed inside, the owner lives in the house)
A Look Through The Confederate Camp
with a sweet Calvary officer invited my pretty, little, young lady have a sit on Midnight.
We cheered for Midnight throughout the battle.
(the girls thought it wasn't real since it wasn't complete with a kiss for the bride.)
Arrival of the Union Troops
Off to Battle
We highly recommend the experience. There aren't many reenactments in this part of the country, so that alone was a treat. It is held only one weekend, always the weekend before Thanksgiving. Everyone was friendly and eager to talk about Texas/American history.