Join us for Texas Independence Day Celebration.

February 29th and March 1st

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

*OUR FIREWORKS ON THE BRAZOS EVENT WILL NO LONGER TAKE PLACE*

Jan 2020

Harness and Tack

Harness and Tack – 01/25/2020 - 01/26/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join… Learn More>>


Feb 2020

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 02/01/2020 - 02/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a… Learn More>>


Adult Cooking School

Adult Cooking School – 02/08/2020 - 02/09/2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn how to cook a period seasonal meal at this healthy cooking school offered on Saturday & Sunday. Class will be $30 per person. No… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 02/15/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836.  On the third Saturday of each month staff and volunteers dressed in period… Learn More>>


Logging with Oxen

Logging with Oxen – 02/15/2020 - 02/16/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 - “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in… Learn More>>


Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics

Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics – 02/22/2020 - 02/23/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make and take a pincushion. The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill… Learn More>>


Texas Independence Day Celebration

Texas Independence Day Celebration – 02/29/2020 - 03/01/2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, February 29: 10am - 6pm Sunday, March 1: 10am - 3pm   This annual two-day celebration features live music, food, traditional crafts, living history… Learn More>>


Mar 2020

Good Gardening

Good Gardening – 03/07/2020 - 03/08/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in… Learn More>>


Beasts of Burden

Beasts of Burden – 03/14/2020 - 03/15/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Turning the fields over after lying fallow is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital… Learn More>>


Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 03/21/2020 - 03/22/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal… Learn More>>


 

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Since most events occur at least partially outside, guests should dress appropriately for the weather and uneven terrain. Programs and events are open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.