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Fifth Annual Heritage Day at the Goodman Museum

TYLER, May 15, 2013-- The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Heritage Day at the Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 18. Admission is free.

This event will have demonstrations and displays of Civil War memorabilia portrayed by Civil War re-enactors, including Civil War era weaponry, a rifle brigade, cannon, medical instruments and period clothing.

There will be live demonstrations by heritage artisans including spinners, weavers, quilters, a blacksmith and more, with their crafts being displayed on the grounds in front of the Goodman home. Some of their crafts will be for sale.

Two authors will be present for book signings on books that cover Tyler's pictorial history, as well as historical fiction set in post-Civil War era. Musicians and singers will be playing vintage music selections on the grounds, with dulcimer music played inside the museum.

“Bring your lawn chairs and sit a spell, listening to talks of yesteryear and the way things used to be,” said Goodman Museum Curator Patricia Heaton. “There will be wonderfully costumed re-enactors and tours will be given of this old southern and historic 1859 manor.”

The Azalea Belles will greet visitors as they enter the Goodman mansion while concessions will be available in the LeGrand Park for purchase. Rides in a horse-drawn carriage will be provided by Farm Valley Carriages, from the Goodman home down Broadway Avenue to the downtown square, for a small fee. This event is part of Tyler’s celebration of National Preservation Month.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this upcoming heritage event!  For more information, please contact Museum Curator Patricia Heaton at 903-531-1286, or go to www.GoodmanMuseum.com.

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