Star Parties and Twilight Programs

Date: 01-04-2019
Location: Fort Davis

Programs often sell-out: Reserve your tickets below.

Important: McDonald Observatory, part of the University of Texas at Austin, is located 450 miles west of Austin and is on Central Time.

Our Spring Break 2019 schedule is now posted! If you\'re visiting from March 9th thru the 23rd, please see…... Read More


Daytime Tours and Solar Viewings

Date: 01-02-2019
Location: Fort Davis

All programs are subject to capacity limits. Solar Viewings and Guided Tours frequently sell out during busy periods such as holidays and Spring Break. To ensure program participation, make advance reservations using the online system below.

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The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family

Date: 01-18-2019
Location: 400 North Harrison79832 Alpine, TX 79832 United States

Photographer Richard Orton’s 25 year project of documenting life in the African American community of County Line in deep East Texas.

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New Years Eve

Date: 12-31-2018
Location: Fort Davis

The last evening of the Gregorian calendar year, traditionally a night for merrymaking to welcome in the new year.

Tags: NATL - Seasonal

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Stock Exchange Holiday (Christmas Day)

Date: 12-25-2018
Location: Fort Davis

The holiday schedules for the various exchanges are subject to change if relevant rules, regulations or exchange polices are revised.

Tags: NATL - Public Interest

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Christmas

Date: 12-25-2018
Location: Fort Davis

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

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Christmas Eve

Date: 12-24-2018
Location: Fort Davis

Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened,…... Read More


Cold Moon

Date: 12-22-2018
Location: Fort Davis

The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon. Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 12:49 PM, EST.

Tags: NATL - Moon Phases

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Elvis Presley Meets President Nixon: Anniversary

Date: 12-21-2018
Location: Fort Davis

1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a \"Federal Agent-at-Large\" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had…... Read More


Wright Brothers First Powered Flight

Date: 12-17-2018
Location: Fort Davis

On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man\'s first powered airplane…... Read More


Boston Tea Party Anniversary

Date: 12-16-2018
Location: Fort Davis

On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin\'s Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the…... Read More


Bill of Rights Day

Date: 12-15-2018
Location: Fort Davis

On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.

Tags: NATL - Historical

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American Enters World War II: Anniversary

Date: 12-08-2018
Location: Fort Davis

1941. One day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.

Tags: NATL - Historical

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International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Date: 12-03-2018
Location: Fort Davis

The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in…... Read More


Hike with a Homeless Dog

Date: 12-13-2018
Location: Davis Mountains State Park Fort Davis, TX

Join Us at the Interpretive Center to help a few homeless dogs have a great experience and learn skills that might help them find a forever home. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Details

Date:
December 13
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue

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Hike with a Homeless Dog

Date: 12-13-2018
Location: Davis Mountains State Park Fort Davis, TX

Join Us at the Interpretive Center to help a few homeless dogs have a great experience and learn skills that might help them find a forever home. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Details

Date:
December 13
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue

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Open Weekend at the Davis Mountains Preserve

Date: 12-07-2018
Location: Davis Mountains Preserve

Details

Start:
December 7 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 9 @ 4:00 pm
Website:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/events/index.htm

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Christmas at the Fort

Date: 12-06-2018
Location: Fort Davis National Historic Site 101 Lt. Flipper Dr. #1379 Fort Davis, TX 79734 United

See the fort in full spirit for the holidays with decorations in all of the restored buildings.

Details

Start:
December 6
End:
January 6, 2019

Venue

Fort Davis National Historic Site
101 Lt. Flipper Dr. #1379 
Fort Davis, TX 79734 United States + Google Map
Phone:
(432) 426-3224
Website:
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Cyber Monday

Date: 11-26-2018
Location: Fort Davis

Traditional beginning of the online Christmas season.

Tags: NATL - Seasonal

Posted By: Pauler Communications, Inc.

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Lincoln\'s Gettysburg Address Anniversary

Date: 11-19-2018
Location: Fort Davis

On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.

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America Recycles Day

Date: 11-15-2018
Location: Fort Davis

A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. 

For information visit click for details.

http://www.townplanner.com/wsr/3-48985-33930-7-1-56-5050-198777/

Tags: NATL - Public Interest

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American Education Week

Date: 11-11-2018
Location: Fort Davis

This week observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great again.

Tags: NATL - Public Interest
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Harvest Bowl Dinner

Date: 11-10-2018
Location: Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County - Fort Davis

Details

Date:
November 10

Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County

Phone:
432-426-3886

Website:
www.foodpantry-jdc.org/

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Hike with a Homeless Dog

Date: 11-08-2018
Location: Davis Mountains State Park - Fort Davis, TX

Join Us at the Interpretive Center to help a few homeless dogs have a great experience and learn skills that might help them find a forever home. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Details

Date:
November 8

Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Date: 11-04-2018
Location: Fort Davis

Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule \"spring forward and fall back\" to remember which way to turn their clocks.

Tags: NATL - Seasonal

Posted By: Pauler Communications, Inc.

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Sadie Hawkins Day

Date: 11-03-2018
Location: Fort Davis

A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in \"Li\'l Abner\" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.

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National Men Make Dinner Day

Date: 11-01-2018
Location: Fort Davis

This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and…... Read More


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