Events

September 2018

Sep 29 End Date

Bark in the Park

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Bring your dog (on a leash) to the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. This first-ever FREE event is for dogs and their owners of all ages!
Sep 30 End Date

Color to Dye for

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Discover how Texans in 1850 colored textiles from natural dyes using bugs, roots, and plants.

October 2018

Oct 6 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden.
Oct 7 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden.
Oct 13 End Date

Labour of Thine Hands

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer, get your hands dirty as you help mold bricks, help a surveyor measure with his chain or watch a potter turn clay into vessels. Experience history as it comes to life before your eyes!
Oct 14 End Date

Labour of Thine Hands

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer, get your hands dirty as you help mold bricks, help a surveyor measure with his chain or watch a potter turn clay into vessels. Experience history as it comes to life before your eyes!
Oct 20 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence. This program will feature: A Hands on Introduction to Land Surveying. Texas Archeology Month, hands-on artifact table.
Oct 20 End Date

19th Century Medicine

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At a time when medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like?
Oct 21 End Date

19th Century Medicine

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like?
Oct 28 End Date

Sowing Seeds

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come help us sow and rake in our Winter Wheat and hope for a bountiful harvest!

November 2018

Nov 3 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden.
Nov 4 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods!
Nov 10 End Date

Holiday Foods at Home

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
The Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season.
Nov 11 End Date

Holiday Foods at Home

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season.
Nov 17 End Date

Foraging for Food (A.M.)

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
9:00a – 12:30p: Come forage for food with Dr. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, PhD. as he teaches us which plants throughout the park are edible and medicinal.
Nov 17 End Date

Living History Saturdays at Independence Hall

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Try your hand at writing with a quill pen and sign a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence. This program will feature: Quill pen writing, flint/steel fire-starting.
Nov 17 End Date

Turning Up & Going Fallow

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come see our strong oxen at work and try your hand at walking behind a plow!
Nov 17 End Date

Foraging for Food (P.M.)

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
(P.M.), 1:00p – 4:30p: Come forage for food with Dr. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, PhD. as he teaches us which plants throughout the park are edible and medicinal. We will meet at the park Visitor Center before beginning our adventure!
Nov 18 End Date

Turning Up & Going Fallow

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come see our strong oxen at work and try your hand at walking behind a plow!

December 2018

Dec 1 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods!
Dec 2 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods!
Dec 15 End Date

Staying Warm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Staying warm on the farm is a special challenge during the cold and damp days of winter.
Dec 16 End Date

Staying Warm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Staying warm on the farm is a special challenge during the cold and damp days of winter.
Dec 22 End Date

Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
With the main crop fields empty, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm.
Dec 23 End Date

Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
With the main crop fields empty, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm.
Dec 29 End Date

A Stitch in Time

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Learn some simple stitches and help us with an ongoing 1850's job- mending.
Dec 30 End Date

A Stitch in Time

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Learn some simple stitches and help us with an ongoing 1850's job- mending.

January 2019

Jan 5 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden.
Jan 6 End Date

Cooking at the Quarters at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods!
Jan 12 End Date

Butchering & Curing at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century.
Jan 13 End Date

Butchering & Curing at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century.
Jan 19 End Date

Morning Ablutions

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
What’s your morning routine look like?
Jan 20 End Date

Morning Ablutions

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
What’s your morning routine look like?
Jan 26 End Date

Parlor Games & Music at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
What games do you play on a rainy day?
Jan 27 End Date

Parlor Games & Music at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
What games do you play on a rainy day?

February 2019

Feb 2 End Date

Logging with Oxen at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Gathering, splitting, and stacking firewood to feed the fires were ongoing tasks during winter.
Feb 3 End Date

Logging with Oxen at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come join us as we use our team of oxen to drag up logs to split, and help us stack our firewood piles around the farm.
Feb 10 End Date

Pins & Needles; Sewing Basics at Barrington

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Make and take a pincushion!
Feb 16 End Date

Breaking up Fallow Ground at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come see our strong oxen at work and try your hand at walking behind a plow!
Feb 17 End Date

Breaking up Fallow Ground at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come see our strong oxen at work and try your hand at walking behind a plow!
Feb 23 End Date

Light in the Dark

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
How do you see at night?
Feb 24 End Date

Light in the Dark

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
How do you see at night?

March 2019

Mar 16 End Date

Beasts of Burden

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Various aspects of field preparation using horses, mules and oxen will be demonstrated, with some hands-on opportunities. Activities are dependent on weather and soil conditions.
Mar 17 End Date

Beasts of Burden

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Various aspects of field preparation using horses, mules and oxen will be demonstrated, with some hands-on opportunities. Activities are dependent on weather and soil conditions.
Mar 23 End Date

Spring Tonics at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do! Who has time to be sick?
Mar 24 End Date

Spring Tonics at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do! Who has time to be sick?
Mar 30 End Date

19th Century Medicine at Barrington Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like?
Mar 31 End Date

19th Century Medicine

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like?