White Gold: Cotton in Texas
10/05/2019 - 10/06/2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Barrington Living History Farm
When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington Farm in the 1850’s, cotton was the main cash crop. During that time the majority of the cotton crop would have been sent elsewhere for processing, and the family would have purchased finished bolts of cloth for their personal use. Though the industrial revolution and economies of scale may have been taking hold, most families were familiar with the steps needed to process raw cotton into cloth. To this day, cotton remains a vital component of our daily lives. This special program gives you the hands-on opportunity to learn the process as you work alongside Barrington staff picking, ginning, carding, spinning and weaving! This is a special program at the plantation. Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.
Location Map (Barrington Living History Farm)