Shooting Star History
History comes to life at Shooting Star History in Hitchcock where visitors are encouraged to experience the past first-hand with interactive activities. Browse the museum where you'll find a vast collection of handmade period clothing, big game heads and collections of spinning wheels and looms, vintage flashlights, ice boxes, cowboy items, fishing gear and Native American items.
Try your hand at one of the looms or learn historic cooking techniques using a cast iron skillet over an open fire. Shooting Star History owners Doug and Marna Davis are not history re-enactors. Their everyday life includes hunting, historic cooking, herbal medicine and lore, as well as saddle making with authentic 1800s tools, fiber art, Victorian dressmaking and pattern drafting. Shooting Star History is located on a centennial farm where children can interact with friendly rabbits and sheep.
The Davis’ also host chuckwagon dinners, afternoon tea, croquet games, and special classes on leatherwork and Victorian dress with advance notice.