Fort McKavett State Historic Site is developing a new rotating exhibit for the Visitors Center and Museum that focuses on the sheep and goat industry that was prevalent in the region in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Site personnel are looking for artifacts and personal stories from the people and families who were there during this historic period. There is no requirement that the stories or artifacts be directly related to Fort McKavett specifically but they want to keep the subject matter focused on Western Central Texas. The site looks to you, the citizens of West Texas, to provide stories and family artifacts that can communicate your story to the broad and diverse audience that visit the site. 

Appropriate oral histories will be featured in the future with push button recordings along with the display of many pertinent artifacts that help tell the real stories of wool industry workers during the time period listed above.

Whether you are a ranch owner, foreman, sheep shearer, wool house owner, wool grader, or transport truck driver, let them hear from you! This exhibit will be unveiled on June 1, 2019.

If you are interested, please get in contact at (325) 396-2358 or at ft-mckavett@thc.texas.gov to schedule an appointment no later than March 15, 2019.