Rita Ownby Holcomb Author

Bringing my ancestors to life.

Log Cabin Village is a living history museum owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth. The Village is dedicated to the preservation of  19th c. folk architecture and frontier lifeways. The purpose of Log Cabin Village is to educate the public through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts, representative structures, and other items …

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Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana Mission Statement: A unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone. Several sections offer something for every interest. A Lenape Indian Camp; 1836 Prairie Town; 1859 Balloon Voyage and an 1863 Civil War Journey. This one is on my bucket list. I …

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The Homeplace 1850’s Working farm and living History Museum Immerse yourself in a history in this pre Civil War farm where interpreters in period dress go about their daily seasonal chores. You’ll find many authentic artifacts, structures, endangered breeds of livestock and even heirloom plants and field crops. We visited a few years ago and …

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First of all, know your subject and understand the era you are writing about. You ask, “How do I do that?” Of course the obvious answer is, Read, Read, Read. But reading is only a start, it doesn’t really give you enough of the sensory stimuli necessary to faithfully write historical fiction. So to really …

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