Texana Living History Association  offers many types of performances to accommodate your program needs. We alter our programs to accommodate the audience and venue. We work with public and private schools, Scouts, historical organizations, cultural festivals, corporate dinners, receptions, fund raisers, parties, workshops, etc. Below is a list our basic programs. But keep in mind that we specialize in adapting our existing programs to conform to your specific requirements and needs; and we love special requests.

School Programs We have several programs designed for schools. Our school programs use a more structured format than our event and meeting programs. They are designed to give students a comprehensive and interactive experience in Texas history.

We have created educational materials including study guides and activity sheets to go with many of our school programs and can provide associated TEKS objectives. Our volunteers are experienced working with students and many have teaching backgrounds. We work with all ages and can tailor a program to fit the age and needs of your students.

Since all of our characters are volunteers, scheduling of specific stations and/or characters depends on availability. This allows us to keep our cost at a minimum. The fees are used to pay administrative costs and repairs to equipment, etc. Please discuss budget concerns and available discounts with our Program Coordinator.

Remember, we come to your location. No busses or other hidden expenses are required. We work with many schools in the DFW area and are proud to be an ArtsPartners provider. However, many of our programs are available to travel to other areas.

For a listing of programs offered to schools please CLICK HERE.
For instructions on How to Book a Program please CLICK HERE.
For a brief introduction and description of Texana please CLICK HERE.

Please contact our office at 214-906-5792 or email kathy.ogle@swbell.net for a price list and more detailed information.

Event Campsite

Texas Revolution era campsite or a Cattle era (1870’s) chuckwagon campsite filled with period furnishings, activities and characters.

For more detailed information on our Event Campsite please CLICK HERE.

Stage Performance

First person interpretations by Texana performers. Texana performers will tell their characters story using the first person perspective. Performers appear in appropriate period clothing .

Pioneer Life-Skills and Craft Demonstrations We can offer a wide variety of interactive demonstrations of life-skills and crafts from the 1800’s. Some of these include: spinning, weaving, quilting, butter making, games/toys, natural dyes, textiles and fibers, candle-dipping, lye soap making, laundry, quill pen making, Christmas celebrations from the past, and many, many more.

For more detailed information on our Pioneer Life-Skills please CLICK HERE.

Pioneer Life-Skills and Craft Workshops Similar to the Demonstrations listed above. However, these workshops are designed to be a “hands-on” experience for each person. These are usually presented in a classroom or similar venue and each person usually walks away with a completed treasure. Workshops can be tailored to children or adults.

For more detailed information on our Pioneer Life-Skills and Craft Workshops please CLICK HERE.

Girl Scout Badge Workshops Many of our Pioneer Life-Skills and Craft Demonstrations and Workshops can be tailored to meet badge requirements for a variety of Try-its, Badges, and IP’s. We also offer events during the year that are designed to help Girl Scouts of all levels earn specific badges. Call for more information and check our Calendar for specific events such as Texas History Alive.


Three or more performers in character and period clothing interact with participants at your event. Performers appear in appropriate period clothing .

Meet and Greet

Texana performers can form reception lines, meet your guests as they arrive, hand out brochures, dine at tables with your guests and can perform a wide variety of duties at dinners, conventions etc.

Training Workshops

Training in first person interpretation and motivational speaking. We can host an event or participate in an event you are sponsoring. We are very flexible and can accommodate a wide range of training. This is especially suited for teacher in-service events.

Texas History Alive Each year Texana presents our annual premiere event called Texas History Alive. We feature many of our Characters and provide a wide array of Pioneer Life-Skills and Craft Demonstrations at our largest Event Campsite of the year. We offer hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts for Girl Scouts to earn patches and complete badge requirements during the event.

This event requires a lot of volunteers and we are fortunate to have the participation of many additional living history organizations from the area at this event. However, we always need extra hands. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of Texas History Alive!

We have lots of photos of previous events and will be posting a few of them on this website soon.

For more information about the upcoming Texas History Alive! CLICK HERE
Click Here for more information regarding opportunities at Texas History Alive specifically for Girl Scouts.

Community Service Opportunities Texana has a wide variety of areas where you can volunteer your services. We will provide the necessary training. Whether you have one hour or several hours, we can find a job that is right for you. We especially invite older Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scout troops or individuals who are interested in learning and sharing new skills to be a part of our exciting group. 

Please contact our office at 214-906-5792 or email kathy.ogle@swbell.net for more detailed information.