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April 11, 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm in Stonewall April 20
STONEWALL - Visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, part of the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, this Easter weekend to learn how the German-Texans of the Hill Country celebrated Easter in the past.
From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, staff and volunteers will share the sights and smells of a traditional Easter celebration at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Whether it's the Easter lamb cake or the fresh Easter basket, the signs of the season are here.
Though there is no Easter egg hunt, visitors can learn how to decorate eggs with beautiful natural dyes. Guests of all ages can also participate in the tradition of making and sharing friendship cards.
The visitor's center and park facilities are open from 8:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m., with trails remaining open until 10 p.m. The Sauer-Beckmann Farm is open to the public from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Spring flowers, roving deer, secluded picnic areas and bison provide a natural backdrop for a full-day family outing. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, bring the family and camera, and explore the natural and cultural resources of central Texas.
Visitors must check-in at the visitor complex first to get all the park daily event details, map and free day park permit.
About Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is located two miles east of Stonewall, on U.S. 290. The Visitor Center contains memorabilia from President Johnson's presidency and interactive displays about the land and people that shaped a president. The Behrens and Danz Cabins on the premises provide insight into life of German Hill Country pioneers who arrived in the 1860s and 1870s. A nature trail, including a Hill Country botanical exhibit, winds past bison and longhorn cattle enclosures.
About the Sauer-Beckmann Living History FarmThe Sauer-Beckmann Farm is a living history farm within the LBJ State Park & Historic Site. Interpreters at this authentic, early 1900s farmstead wear period clothing and do the farm and household chores as they were done at that time, providing an interactive opportunity to experience what life was like for German-Texan families a century ago. Visitors are free to roam among the living spaces, farm animal enclosures and rustic outbuildings at their own pace.