7th Annual, Pre-1840 Texas
Pilgrim's Camp & Swap Meet
January 19, 2008. This year we will be at the Brazos River County Park. This park is located in Brazoria County, off CR 30 in the Planter's Point Subdivision near Angleton.
1. Head south on Texas 288 S. 22.3 mi.
2. Turn right onto County Rd 45 for 1.2 mile.
3. Turn left onto FM521, go 3.1 mi.
4. Turn right onto County Rd 30 for 2.7 mi.
5. Turn right onto Colony Ln Dr (County Rd 385) (Planters Point Subdivision). After .6 mi, you will need to turn right to stay on this road; continue another 1.6 mi.
6. Turn left onto Dry Bayou Dr (County Rd 385H) and go 233 feet.
7. Turn right onto Planter's Point Entrance Rd and Brazos River County Park is 1/2 mile.
If you get lost, the help number is 979-864-1541
Period and non-period camping is welcome.
For additional info contact Jerry Tubbs
or Charlie Yates
A $10 camp fee will be charged for wood. Water and bathrooms with plumbing will be available.
Click here for a flyer in Adobe .pdf
Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would be interested in coming out. Our hobby needs new/young blood so grab a neighbor and introduce them to a great time.
Look forward to seeing you there,
How did the Pilgrim's Camp start?
In January of 2002, a group of reenactors, history buffs, and people interested in history got together to share information. There were presentations on clothing, lifestyle, safety, weapons, uniforms, cooking, and other topics. It was such a success that it has become an annual event.
What exactly is the Pilgrim's Camp?
The Pilgrim's Camp is a place for people who are interested in Texas history to learn about reenacting and "living history". It also provides a time and place for those already in the hobby to share information with others, both new and experienced. Surprisingly, we have found it to be a good place to share information with academic historians... we learn about specific people and events, and they learn about "how thus-and-so was done". Many of the "old hands" also bring surplus gear to swap; it helps newcomers get a good look at what they might want for their own outfit. As those who have been to a Pilgrim's Camp can attest, it's also a lot of fun.
Who is invited?
Anyone who is a pre-1840 Texas reenactor / living historian (Texas Settlement, Texas Revolution); anyone interested in or curious about the hobby of reenacting / living history; anyone with a strong interest in the time period. In order to provide an environment most conducive to learning, this event is intended for the interested and the curious
. For additional info contact Jerry Tubbs
or Charlie Yates