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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States

July 2022

Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets

July 2 @ 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 - Summer Sweets, 10a – 4p: We are 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 Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information  

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Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets

July 3 @ 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 - Summer Sweets, 10a – 4p: We are 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 Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Pulling Fodder

July 9 @ 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 - Pulling Fodder, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches)…

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Focus Weekend – Pulling Fodder

July 10 @ 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 - Pulling Fodder, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches)…

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Focus Weekend – Painting the Perimeter

July 16 @ 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 - Painting the Perimeter, 10a-4p: Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation looking nice and tidy. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Painting the Perimeter

July 17 @ 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 - Painting the Perimeter, 10a-4p: Wear some old clothes and help us paint the fence and kitchen interior with whitewash. A traditional part of yearly cleaning it keeps the Plantation looking nice and tidy. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – On Their Own Time

July 23 @ 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 - On Their Own Time, 10a-4p Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben…

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Focus Weekend – On Their Own Time

July 24 @ 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 - On Their Own Time, 10a-4p Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben…

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Special Program – School Time!

July 30 @ 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 - School Time! Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s for a period school lesson at the Jones’ home while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Special Program – School Time!

July 31 @ 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 - School Time! Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s for a period school lesson at the Jones’ home while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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August 2022

Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning

August 6 @ 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: 3 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Farmers Nooning, 11a – 2p: Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop…

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Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning

August 7 @ 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: 3 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Farmers Nooning, 11a – 2p: Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day would help both enslaved and free 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop…

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Focus Weekend – Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

August 13 @ 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 - Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat, 10a – 4p: Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

August 14 @ 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 - Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat, 10a – 4p: Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind

August 20 @ 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 - Chaff in the Wind, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind

August 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 - Chaff in the Wind, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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Focus Weekend – The Written Word

August 27 @ 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 Written Word Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details for their reader. Learn how to send a letter in 1850 and try writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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Focus Weekend – The Written Word

August 28 @ 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 Written Word Why is it important to know how to write a letter? Diaries, journals, and correspondence all contain the voice of their authors and important details for their reader. Learn how to send a letter in 1850 and try writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.  

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