Sewing Samplers

When Aug 03, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Contact Name Kellie McKenney
Contact Email
Contact Phone (936) 878-2214 x246

Initially samplers were examples of stitches and patterns women collected throughout their lives to be used to beautify their homes, but the reasons to sew samplers evolved and eventually they were used as educational tools for subjects from religious instruction to mathamatics.  Try your hand at an example of a sampler that Sarah Jones may have worked on when she lived at Barrington.

Demonstrations and Discussions will be at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.   

  • Program FREE with general admission. Reservations not required. 
  • Farm Admission prices are: Adult $5.00; Student (age 7 through college) $3.00; Children 6 and under – FREE; Texas State Park annual pass holders - FREE.
  • Discounted tour tickets for Independence Hall and the Star of the Republic Museum are available.
  • Standard hours of operation for the site are from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Please dress appropriately for the season and be prepared for the weather as the event will take place in an 1850’s period setting with some portions outdoors.
  • Some activities maybe dependent on weather conditions.
  • Leashed pets allowed in park, but NOT ALLOWED onto farm site.
  • Accessible for the mobility impaired.
  • For additional details call (936) 878-2214 ext 246, ask for Kellie.


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