Saturday, May 25, 2024

Less Than Two Weeks Now!

The days are getting longer and the anticipation is getting stronger! Howard Days will be here right quick, so let's go over some details.

Most importantly, Howard Days is happening June 7th & 8th (with some limited activity on Thursday the 6th) at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas. All the information you need is available on this page, just by pushing the tabs above. Or is it? 

Here are some little bits and tips that will hopefully make your Howard Days even more enjoyable.

  • On Thursday the 6th, the Museum is open from 2 to 4. No docents are on duty but the Gift Shop is open. CASH (or checks) ONLY. Several ATMs are around town.
  • Also on Thursday, there will be an informal installation ceremony for Bob Howard's Writing Table, fully restored and back in the place where it belongs.
  • The Pavilion adjacent to the Museum will be open all day Thursday, too. Early comers gather there to meet & greet, maybe make plans to travel to the Howard grave site in Brownwood, have dinner or just get a start on the weekend's Howard Fellowship.
  • When you arrive at Howard Days on Friday or Saturday, please register at the canopy out front and get your name on the mailing list. This gives us an idea of attendance and you can get a name badge, too.
  • The Bus Tour is a Friday ONLY activity. This year it is being lead by Mark Finn and GOH Rob Roehm. Please meet AT THE PAVILION BY 9:00 AM, as the Bus leaves at 9:05! The tour lasts about 90 minutes.
  • The Cross Plains Review will be open for tours Friday Only: 10:30 to 12 Noon. Come see the printing presses from Howard's era and pick up some souvenirs there, too.
  • The Cross Plains Post Office will provide a unique souvenir: a postal cancellation stamp exclusive to Howard Days. It is available FRIDAY ONLY from 9-4.
  • The Celebration Banquet is on Waitlist Status right now. Check at the Museum for updates, as there will be limited seating still available for $25.00. Also, the Banquet has been moved to the Cross Plains Community Center. Please pick up your dinner ticket there, starting at 5 pm. The Silent Auction viewing and bidding is next door at the American Legion Hall, with dinner at 6:30. Remember, CASH or check only at the Silent Auction.
  • The Fists at the Ice House panel at 9 pm on Friday has been moved to the Museum grounds this year. So, it's Fists at the Pavilion!
  • The Walking Tour of downtown Cross Plains is on Saturday ONLY, conducted by Jack Baum. Meet at the big red ICE HOUSE building on Main Street at 9:00 am sharp. The tour lasts about 90 minutes.
Howard Days is a unique gathering of REH Fans from all over the world and is unlike a "regular" convention. There is no cost for any of the activities, including the Tours, Museum admission, panel attendance, Hot Dog Lunch or Saturday BBQ. The only real cost is the Banquet fee. The "Dealers Area" is more like a Flea Market set-up and the Pavilion activities are exactly like a Family Reunion.
However, Project Pride is in constant need of your help to maintain the Robert E. Howard Museum and donations are most welcome! The continued generosity of Howard Fans from all over has kept this historic site alive!

So, for full information check the rest of this site - and for full satisfaction of being a fan of Robert E. Howard, Come to Texas! It's a very big state and there's room for y'all!

See you soon!

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