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Jefferson Davis' 214th Birthday Party

June 4, 2022

9:00 am - 2:00 pm 


A family-friendly event at Beauvoir inside the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library Building. On June 4, 2022, we will be having a celebration for Jefferson Davis' 214th birthday. Enjoy some cupcakes while you tour the museum and library, there will be period-dressed tour guides to show you around the house every hour. We will also have Living Historians out and about on the property giving you a glimpse into what life was like when President Davis lived here. 


Beauvoir is happy to announce that Mr. Curt Locklear will be our guest speaker for Jefferson Davis’s Birthday!
He is a historian of various elements of the Civil War, particularly the Trans-Mississippi and of Texas history in general. 

Curt Locklear is an award-winning author, editor, historian, teacher, education consultant, and public speaker.  He generally plays his guitar and banjo at his speaking engagements and enlivens the presentation with songs, stories, and jokes. His banjo picking is featured at the beginning of the hit Texas PBS TV show, “The Daytripper”, but to the folks here at Beauvoir, he is just part of the family.

He is related to the first wing-walker, Ormer Locklear. His father, Jack Locklear, trained a horse in the Kentucky Derby. His mother was a librarian. 
He has won short story awards, and his three published novels are rated 5 Stars – the highest rating. ASUNDER, A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR, and SPLINTERED (ASUNDER 2) which took first place in the 2018 International Laramie Awards. The third novel, RECONCILED, has been hailed as a “masterpiece of storytelling.”

CONTACT CURT for speaking engagements on History or Best Education Teacher Practices Email: or call 512-434-9829

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General Admission:

$12.50 Adults ages 19-64

$10.00 Seniors and Military 

$7.50 Children ages 6-18

Free- Children ages 0-5


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