The Pioneer Playroom

a Permanent Exhibit at the Star of the Republic Museum

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Oct 2016

Snakes Alive! – A Study of Snakes in the Washington County Area

Snakes Alive! – A Study of Snakes in the Washington County Area – 10/01/2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Snakes are interesting and diverse creatures, and as most property owners in Texas know, they often come free with the property.  The beauty and habits… Learn More>>


Plow Days

Plow Days – 10/08/2016 - 10/09/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Preparing the fields for winter crops and controlling weeds is an important task on the farm. Amending the soil is also part of this process… Learn More>>


Stagecoach Day

Stagecoach Day – 10/08/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This events allows visitors to experience what it was like to travel cross-country via stagecoach and learn about the Inn’s history and connection with early… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 10/15/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 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 clothing… Learn More>>


Trade Day

Trade Day – 10/22/2016 - 10/23/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The farmer was only one member of a larger world market. Who did the farmer rely on, and how did he send his goods to… Learn More>>


Nov 2016

Foraging for Food

Foraging for Food – 11/05/2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visitors will discover the wild edible plants plentiful in Texas. Hosted by one of the area’s most intrepid explorers, Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen, PhD. will… Learn More>>


Night at the Star of the Republic Museum

Night at the Star of the Republic Museum – 11/05/2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the museum in a new light…a flashlight.  After the lights go down in the museum, the exhibits come to life as live characters step… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 11/19/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 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 clothing… Learn More>>


Twilight Firelight

Twilight Firelight – 11/26/2016
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Visitors can tour this historic inn restored to its 1850s appearance, ride a replica stagecoach, enjoy period music, visit with interpreters in period clothing, and… Learn More>>


Dec 2016

Special Christmas Shopping

Special Christmas Shopping – 12/03/2016 - 12/04/2016
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The gift shop in the Visitor Center will host a special Christmas shopping event, featuring products made by local vendors and artisans from the area… 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.