SPECIAL EVENTS

Jun 2021

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market – 06/19/2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on the lawn of the Visitor Center for our local Farmers Market. Local vendors will be selling food, crafts, leather goods, honey and… Learn More>>


Gentlemanly Pursuits

Gentlemanly Pursuits – 06/19/2021 - 06/20/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join us for… Learn More>>


Living History Saturday

Living History Saturday – 06/19/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836. Staff and Volunteers, dressed in period clothing, bring to life the people and… Learn More>>


Sankofa-on-the-Brazos: Celebrating African American Families in Washington County

Sankofa-on-the-Brazos: Celebrating African American Families in Washington County – 06/26/2021
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

“’Sankofa’ means ‘to retrieve’ in the native language of Ghana.  Represented by a bird with its feet walking forward and its head turned back clutching… Learn More>>


Good Gardening

Good Gardening – 06/27/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in… Learn More>>


Jul 2021

First Friday at the Fanthorp Inn

First Friday at the Fanthorp Inn – 07/02/2021
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on the first Friday of June, July, and August for special guided tours of the inn at 1,5, and 7 PM. Each of… Learn More>>


Summer Sweets

Summer Sweets – 07/03/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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


1850 Independence Day Picnic

1850 Independence Day Picnic – 07/04/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a 1850s style Independence Day celebration! Musket firing, toasts and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will commemorate the day. Bring… Learn More>>


Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Anderson, Annexation, & The Fanthorp Inn

Fanthorp Focus Weekend: Anderson, Annexation, & The Fanthorp Inn – 07/10/2021 - 07/11/2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This year marks the 176th anniversary of Kenneth Lewis Anderson's passing, which occurred here at the Fanthorp Inn. Stop by the inn this weekend and… Learn More>>


Pulling Fodder

Pulling Fodder – 07/10/2021 - 07/11/2021
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>>


 

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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.