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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States

May 2022

Focus Weekend – Pies Aplenty

May 21 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Pies Aplenty, 10a-4p: Come and see cooking in the kitchen as we talk about food preservation and pies with spring fruit. Ongoing from 10a-4p. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Pies Aplenty

May 22 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Pies Aplenty, 10a-4p: Come and see cooking in the kitchen as we talk about food preservation and pies with spring fruit. Ongoing from 10a-4p. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

May 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes, 10a-4p The garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the garden in the Quarter, and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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Focus Weekend – Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

May 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes, 10a-4p The garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the garden in the Quarter, and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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June 2022

Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Chased by Mops and Buckets, 10a – 4p: Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual that has been obliterated by modern conveniences. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is far more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or…

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Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

June 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Chased by Mops and Buckets, 10a – 4p: Spring cleaning was a yearly ritual that has been obliterated by modern conveniences. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is far more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or…

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

June 11 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - The Orchardist, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and patience, but it can be highly rewarding! Come help us haul water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben…

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

June 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - The Orchardist, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and patience, but it can be highly rewarding! Come help us haul water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben…

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

June 18 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Gentlemanly Pursuits Though purchased at the price of others’ freedom, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits in their leisure time, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join the world of the Jones men and try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field…

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

June 19 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Gentlemanly Pursuits Though purchased at the price of others’ freedom, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits in their leisure time, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join the world of the Jones men and try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field…

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Focus Weekend – Good Gardening

June 26 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Good Gardening, 10a - 4p: 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 1850. Lend a hand to help water, plant, or weed as necessary to help our gardens get ready for summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.…

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