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Aug 2022

Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Judge McDonald Jr and the Fanthorp Inn

Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Judge McDonald Jr and the Fanthorp Inn – 08/13/2022 - 08/14/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Judge James Green McDonald Jr is perhaps equally as influential as Henry Fanthorp in Grimes Co history and likewise called the inn his home. Discover… Learn More>>


Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/13/2022 - 08/14/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be… Learn More>>


Chaff in the Wind

Chaff in the Wind – 08/20/2022 - 08/21/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to… Learn More>>


Giants of Texas History at Washington on the Brazos

Giants of Texas History at Washington on the Brazos – 08/20/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Texans today stand on the shoulders of great figures that lent their sweat, blood, tears, and lives to make Texas what it is today. Join… Learn More>>


The Written Word

The Written Word – 08/27/2022 - 08/28/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details… Learn More>>


Sep 2022

Focus Weekend - Corn off the Cob

Focus Weekend - Corn off the Cob – 09/03/2022 - 09/04/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ears of corn have dried in the summer sun and been gathered to the corn crib. Now it’s time to husk the ears and… Learn More>>


Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Fanthorp Family Cemetery

Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Fanthorp Family Cemetery – 09/10/2022 - 09/11/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn proper care for gravestones and help us clean and prepare the Fanthorp Family cemetery for the funeral program. Contact Chandler Wahrmund at wahrmund@thc.texas.gov or… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Corn Mill to Meal

Focus Weekend - Corn Mill to Meal – 09/10/2022 - 09/11/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Corn was an important part of the diet both to free and enslaved at Barrington, but it required some work to go from dried kernels… Learn More>>


Runaway Scrape Escape

Runaway Scrape Escape – 09/10/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

After his victory at the Alamo, Santa Anna and his army are on their way, you must quickly decide what to take on your journey… Learn More>>


Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market – 09/17/2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us under the Live Oaks at the Visitor Center for our local Farmers Market. Local vendors selling a variety of goods. 10:00 am to… 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.