An annual event that brings history to life will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Stephenville Museum.

For more than a decade, Bygone Days on the Bosque has showcased a variety of activities and exhibits such as western gunfights, artillery demonstrations, blacksmithing, soap making, corn grinding, treadle sewing machine demonstrations and story telling. The event also offers tours of the museum grounds.

Robin Ritchie, president of the museum's board of directors, said the free event is one the whole family can enjoy and will be bigger and better than ever before.

"We have 45 exhibits this year including lots of artisans who will be showcasing their handcrafted items," Ritchie said. "There will also be banjo pickin' and other musical entertainment."

A concession stand will sell a variety of items including homemade stew made by local Boy Scouts.

New this year are two events that will benefit museum projects including a silent auction and "cow patty bingo" that will begin at 1 p.m.

"Tickets for cow patty bingo are available at the museum all week and on Saturday," Ritchie said. "The winner can win up to $500 if all the spots are sold."

Free parking will be available east of the museum grounds, and in the area behind the Stephenville Senior Citizen's Center. Free tram service from the center to the museum will be offered by the Erath County Antique Tractor Association.

The Stephenville Museum is located at 525 East Washington Street in Stephenville. Call (254)965-5880 for more information.