Holiday Market

Nov. 21

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Dec 2020

Cooking at the Quarters

Cooking at the Quarters – 12/05/2020 - 12/06/2020
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>>


Holiday Foods at Home

Holiday Foods at Home – 12/19/2020 - 12/20/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats… Learn More>>


Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight

Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight – 12/26/2020 - 12/27/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.”… Learn More>>


Jan 2021

Winter Blues

Winter Blues – 01/02/2021 - 01/03/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mental health treatment looked very different in the 1850’s than current recommendations. We know Dr. Jones suffered from low spirits throughout his life and found… Learn More>>


Butchering & Curing

Butchering & Curing – 01/09/2021 - 01/10/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Their main source of meat, pork, has been preserved by drying, salting… Learn More>>


Parlor Games

Parlor Games – 01/16/2021 - 01/17/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What games do you play on a rainy day? Victorian Texans had many imaginative games to entertain themselves without Nintendo’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play… Learn More>>


Harness and Tack

Harness and Tack – 01/23/2021 - 01/24/2021
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>>


Essential Mineral: Salt

Essential Mineral: Salt – 01/30/2021 - 01/31/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists… 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.