SPECIAL EVENTS

Jul 2020

Pulling Fodder

Pulling Fodder – 07/11/2020 - 07/12/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to… Learn More>>


Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market – 07/18/2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us under the Live Oaks at our Visitor Center to shop local and support area farmers.  Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and… Learn More>>


Kids & Pastimes

Kids & Pastimes – 07/18/2020 - 07/19/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What games do you like to play? Young Texans wouldn’t get much free time in the nineteenth century, but it wasn’t all work and no… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 07/18/2020
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>>


On Their Own Time

On Their Own Time – 07/25/2020 - 07/26/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy… Learn More>>


Aug 2020

School Time

School Time – 08/01/2020 - 08/02/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s down on the Farm for a period school lesson, while getting ready to… Learn More>>


Farmers Nooning

Farmers Nooning – 08/08/2020 - 08/09/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing… Learn More>>


Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat – 08/15/2020 - 08/16/2020
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 – 08/22/2020 - 08/23/2020
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>>


Traveling in Texas

Traveling in Texas – 08/29/2020 - 08/30/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get… 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.