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The 45th Annual Historic Homes Tour

Now with 15 homes on tour in the heart of our historic district, being the 3rd largest historic district in the state, is the largest tour in calverts history. with over 50 historic structures to visit!

                                     2013

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

“TOUR OF HOMES”

                                                   Largest home tour in our history! 

                                                   Saturday                       10:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm

                                                   Sunday                                                             1:00-4:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                      *Some may have limited viewings & times

                       

“SOLDIERS IN THE PARK”

     Our Virginia Field Park (circa 1868) is steeped in Civil War Era History and is the perfect place to celebrate Armed Forces Day as well as the Sesquicentennial Memorial Celebration of the Civil War!

We proudly welcome THE 3RD TEXAS CAVALRY OF CIVIL WAR REENACTORS to help us to recreate those times with a complete living history event  with music, dance, mounted soldiers and all of the glorious regalia.  Dance in the Pavilion and learn the steps to the Virginia Reel!

              

                                    BOTH     Saturday                     9:00 am-6:00 pm

                                                   Sunday                       10:00 am-3:00 pm

WHAT'S IT WORTH?  ANTIQUES APPRAISAL”

     Highlight event in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Trade Days. Look for the big top tent at the Trade Days Venue and get in line to have your Grand Dad's watchamacallit or your Grand Mom's thingamajig appraised so that you may finally retire in style! We welcome furniture professional Len Waska, glassware connoisseur Matt Peacock and expect to be blessed by one of Calvert's most honored antiques professionals and all will all be on hand to appraise your treasures!

                      

 Show up early, Folks are already calling!    

                                                       Saturday Only!              9:30 am-11:30 am & 1:00-4:00 pm

“ALL DOORS OPEN-Welcome to Main Street”

     Main street vendors, buildings for sale, local's personal shops—Almost every single historic building along the complete Main Street has pledged to open their doors to share and to show the pride of Calvert and to welcome the public to become a part to patronize our merchants, enjoy the architecture and to even consider purchasing a building to celebrate our Renaissance  in activity due to the completion of Highway 6 upgrading and the NEW.....ADA handicap ramps recently installed.

    Most buildings will have artists from throughout the region, with displays showcasing their talents in all types of artwork including photography/woodworking/painting/ceramics/pottery and more..

     Individual artists are welcome to exhibit for free, We expect the best-call 979-219-9542.

                                                     

                                                                 BOTH      Saturday & Sunday!----Hours vary.

“LIVE!..AT THE ELOIA THEATER”

     Calvert welcomes Marlin's PALACE THEATRE TROUPE with Manager Pat Smith,  to present a one and only one, matinee performance of their hilarious production of  “Hello....Is anybody there?”.

Eloia owner Harold Maris and the Calvert Historical Foundation welcomes the wonderful opportunity to bring live theater to Calvert, and this is just the beginning! We are honored to have them perform.

     There are only 230 tickets available for this performance and many are already sold. Please call ahead to reserve your tickets. $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door. Box Office opens @ 1:00 pm Sunday. 979-219-9542 Calvert Historical Foundation

                                                                                                                    Concession open.

                                                                (Please be seated by 1:45 pm.)

                                                              Sunday Matinee Curtains Open 2:00 pm

 “HISTORIC CHURCHES”

     Tours of most, but do not miss any, because all were built either in the Victorian age or at the turn of the century when the area flourished with activity, prospered to the extreme, and built houses of worship that rival the finest. Exquisite stained glass, unique ceiling treatments, amazing arches and incredible woodwork. Good enough to have been built by Kings and Queens, but even better, they were created from the blood, sweat and tears of the fine people of Robertson County! Come with us to celebrate! Be amazed!

                                                                                                        Saturday 10-12 am & 1-4 pm   Sunday 1-4 pm ONLY

“HISTORIC CEMETERY TOURS”

  

     Angels Weep. Our children sleep. Soldiers stoic. Stones for Statesmen passed. Lovers forever in love. Mothers and Fathers, sisters and brothers, gone but not forgotten. Absolute peace, serenity and a   plethora of incredible statuary,  prose and natural scenery. You have to take the walk to really understand. Self guided tours and flags to honor our soldiers.

                                                                Saturday & Sunday  8:00 am-5:00 pm

“COBB'S MARKET-CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL”

     A very special event to put the spotlight on some of the regions best child artists. Participants welcome. Location: Cobb's Market on Main Street, of course. Sponsored by Bicker & Joyce Cain

                                                                  Saturday Only      10:00 am-3:00 pm

“HENRY FORD LIVES IN CALVERT TEXAS”

     Well ok, maybe that is an exaggeration, but if you are in Calvert Texas for the May 18th  Trade Days Event, the Model A Club from the Houston area will bombard the City with beautifully restored examples of the magnificent Ford Model A. A significant part of American history to be sure and a great opportunity for the shutter bugs to preserve on celluloid an American icon.

                                                                   Saturday Only       Most all day.

 “ROMANTIC CARRIAGE RIDES”

     Hidden Oasis Carriage Company will join us in celebrating the ultimate historical event. The celebration would not be complete without a ride through the Calvert Historic District in this incredible horse drawn carriage.

                                                                    Saturday    10:00 am-6:00 pm

                                                                                       Lunch break for the one that pulls the cart!

                                                                    Sunday       *If demand requires.

“MASONS OF CALVERT”

     An old fashioned fish fry off Main Street. The Masons of Calvert have been stalwarts in our community to benevolently support our City. Asking for nothing and always providing strong leadership in our community and supporting all those with needs. Now, the Pierce Lodge No. 144, Masons need help from our community and beyond. The Calvert Historical Foundation supports our local Masons and is currently engaged in a program to seek funding to assist them to maintain one of our most valuable historic structures, the beautiful Masonic Lodge on Main Street.

    Reward yourselves with an excellent meal and feel great that you have helped one of the most deserving organizations in the nation.

                                                                                                                      Masonic Lodge on Main Street

                                                                        Saturday     11:00 am-2:00 pm

“FARMERS MARKET"

     Bring your produce to market. The Calvert Historical Foundation has spaces rented at the Chamber of Commerce, Trade Days event, for most farm related items including fresh produce, farming related items such as hand implements, farm antiquities, eggs, fruit, homemade canned goods, plants and other agricultural related products. We will furnish the space and tables for your merchandise for free, but it is first come, first serve,as we have limited space. The Calvert Historical Foundation supports our local and regional farms and appreciates the art of self sufficiency as a mainstay of American culture and history.                                     Calvert Historical Foundation   979-219-9542

                                                                           Saturday     7:00 am-5:00 pm

“GRIFTER'S & SHILLS”

     100% American made! Grifters & Shills, between working on their albums for release and making national tours occasionally play outside of the mainstream. We are blessed that they have agreed to come to Calvert to perform!  *“Grifters & Shills is high energy roots music, featuring vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica, mandolin and bass. They write and perform timeless music with deep ties to the past and a very assertive look on the present” (G & S website).

     Appearing at Jake's Saloon right here on Main Street in Calvert. The Calvert Historical Foundation will be hosting this venue and will have on hand ,snacks and drinks and other goodies. Admission is included in the price of your event ticket. Gratuities for the band will show our appreciation and

respect for these great artists.

                                                       Open Schedule for these Great Performers!

                                                                             Saturday  10:00 am-5:00 pm

                                                                             Sunday    11:00 am-2:00 pm

“SATURDAY NIGHT STREET DANCE”

                                                                           Something for everyone. Calvert celebrates. Dance like nobody's looking!

     We've got the FULL HOUSE BLUES BAND.......nuff said.

                   PEGGY CERNUCH    JEFF MUNSON    MIKE SWAN     JOHN WICK

     Just off Main Street at the 100th block of Barton—Yup, we got the whole darn block!

     Refreshments, snacks and set-ups furnished by the Calvert Historical Foundation.

               BYOB   Please drink responsibly.                             Saturday 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

                                                                NO OPEN CONTAINERS OUTSIDE OF VENUE

                                                                                                                                    Tickets on site  $5.00