Juneteenth Celebration

June 25

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Jul 2022

First Friday at Fanthorp

First Friday at Fanthorp – 07/01/2022
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on the first Friday of June, July, and August for special guided tours of the inn at 12, 4, and 6 PM. Each… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets

Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets – 07/02/2022 - 07/03/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are getting ready for the 4th so we’ll be making some period desserts and talking about picnics like ones Dr. Jones might have attended.… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - Pulling Fodder

Focus Weekend - Pulling Fodder – 07/09/2022 - 07/10/2022
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>>


Focus Weekend - Painting the Perimeter

Focus Weekend - Painting the Perimeter – 07/16/2022 - 07/17/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation… Learn More>>


“To range and guard the frontiers”; The Texas Rangers

“To range and guard the frontiers”; The Texas Rangers – 07/16/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Texas Mystique is embodied by the existence of the immortal Texas Rangers. From the earliest days of Texas, even before independence was declared, the… Learn More>>


Focus Weekend - On Their Own Time

Focus Weekend - On Their Own Time – 07/23/2022 - 07/24/2022
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>>


Special Program - School Time!

Special Program - School Time! – 07/30/2022 - 07/31/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


Aug 2022

Farmers Nooning

Farmers Nooning – 08/06/2022 - 08/07/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a… 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>>


 

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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.