SPECIAL EVENTS

Feb 2015

Enduring Spirit: African Americans in 19th Century Texas

Enduring Spirit: African Americans in 19th Century Texas – 02/01/2015 - 02/16/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Throughout the month of February 2015, the Star of the Republic Museum will recognize Black History Month with a special exhibit opening and featured weekend… Learn More>>


Feb 2016

Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark – 02/13/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

How do you see at night without electricity? If you lived more than 150 years ago what would you have to gather, and make yourself,… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday at Independence Hall

Living History Saturday at Independence Hall – 02/20/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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


Music Makes a Celebration

Music Makes a Celebration – 02/27/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas with the program “Music Makes a Celebration,” presented by Homestead Strings at Fanthorp… Learn More>>


Mar 2016

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Texas Independence Day Celebration – 03/05/2016 - 03/06/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

2016 is an important year because Texas is turning 180! This year Texas Independence Day Celebration will be escalated to include some special guests and entertainment Learn More>>


Stagecoach Days

Stagecoach Days – 03/12/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fanthorp Inn’s Stagecoach Days allows visitors to experience what it was like to travel cross-country via stagecoach and learn about the Inn’s history and connection… Learn More>>


Beasts of Burden: Draft Animals at Work

Beasts of Burden: Draft Animals at Work – 03/19/2016 - 03/20/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of the farm’s sometimes daunting tasks. Join… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday at Independence Hall

Living History Saturday at Independence Hall – 03/19/2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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


Music Makes a Celebration

Music Makes a Celebration – 03/26/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas with the program “Music Makes a Celebration,” presented by Homestead Strings at Fanthorp Inn. As… Learn More>>


Apr 2016

Bloodletting, Leeches and Laudanum: Medicine in the 1850s

Bloodletting, Leeches and Laudanum: Medicine in the 1850s – 04/09/2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Find new appreciation for modern medicine and your doctor! Medicine in the 1850s utilized strange and painful treatments, which were more likely to harm you… 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.