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Special Program- White Gold: Cotton in Texas

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - White Gold: Cotton in Texas, 10a – 4p: When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington in the 1850’s, selling cotton was the main source of income – a cash crop. To this day, cotton remains a vital component [...]

Special Program- White Gold: Cotton in Texas

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - White Gold: Cotton in Texas, 10a – 4p: When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington in the 1850’s, selling cotton was the main source of income – a cash crop. To this day, cotton remains a vital component [...]

Focus Weekend – 19th Century Medicine

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - 19th Century Medicine, 10a – 4p: Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time when medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come take a peek behind [...]

Focus Weekend – 19th Century Medicine

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - 19th Century Medicine, 10a – 4p: Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time when medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come take a peek behind [...]

Focus Weekend – Morning Ablutions

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Morning Ablutions, 10a – 4p: What does your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little bit along the way. Our family’s morning ritual probably is not much [...]

Focus Weekend – Morning Ablutions

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Morning Ablutions, 10a – 4p: What does your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little bit along the way. Our family’s morning ritual probably is not much [...]

Special Program – Labor of Thine Hands

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Labor of Thine Hands, 10a – 4p: Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades practiced by others that you rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers just to name a few! Just as you need skilled laborers [...]

Special Program – Labor of Thine Hands

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Labour of Thine Hands, 10a – 4p: Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades practiced by others that you rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians, plumbers just to name a few! Just as you need skilled laborers [...]

Focus Weekend – Changing of the Seasons

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Changing of the Seasons, 10a – 4p: Fall is here! It is time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out [...]

Focus Weekend – Changing of the Seasons

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Changing of the Seasons, 10a – 4p: Fall is here! It is time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out [...]

Focus Weekend – Turning Up and Going Fallow

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Turning Up and Going Fallow, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones penned in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846 – “Recommenced breaking up the strip of prairie on the east side of field…” As the crop growing season wanes and the fields [...]

Focus Weekend – Turning Up and Going Fallow

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Turning Up and Going Fallow, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones penned in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846 – “Recommenced breaking up the strip of prairie on the east side of field…” As the crop growing season wanes and the fields [...]

Focus Weekend- Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily [...]

Focus Weekend- Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily [...]

Special Program – Candlelight Christmas

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 3 hr 30 min   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Event, Candlelight Christmas, 4:30p – 8p: Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War. Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday traditions as costumed interpreters bring to life [...]

Special Program – Candlelight Christmas

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Event by Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 3 hr 30 min   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Event, Candlelight Christmas, 4:30p – 8p: Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War. Discover the origins of some of our favorite Holiday [...]

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Holiday Foods, 10a – 4p: What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season. We will be making a few of [...]

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Holiday Foods, 10a – 4p: What special foods do you enjoy at the holidays? Like you, the Jones family hosted visitors and enjoyed a varied diet full of exotic treats to mark the season. We will be making a few of [...]

Focus Weekend – Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong and Hog Tight, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Dec. 29, 1847 – “Hired Mr. Bowen… Sent Him with two hands to Cedar Brake to make rails.” With the main crop fields turned fallow, [...]

Focus Weekend- Winter Blues

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Winter Blues, 10a – 4p: Mental health treatment looked very different in the 1850s than current recommendations. We know Dr. Jones suffered from low spirits throughout his life and found it difficult to treat with medicine and advice available to him. [...]

Special Program – Butchering & Curing

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Butchering & Curing, 10a – 4p: Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Their main source of meat, pork, has been preserved by drying, salting and smoking for centuries. Join us for our annual butchering [...]

Special Program – Butchering & Curing

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Butchering & Curing, 10a – 4p: Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Their main source of meat, pork, has been preserved by drying, salting and smoking for centuries. Join us for our annual butchering [...]

Focus Weekend- Pins & Needles; Sewing Basics

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Pins & Needles; Sewing Basics, 10a – 4p: The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill in the use of a needle.” It also claimed that children should learn [...]

Focus Weekend- Pins & Needles; Sewing Basics

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Pins & Needles; Sewing Basics, 10a – 4p: The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill in the use of a needle.” It also claimed that children should learn [...]

Focus Weekend- Harness & Tack

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend, Harness and Tack, 10a – 4p: Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join us by the warm fire as we give all of our [...]

Focus Weekend- Harness & Tack

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend, Harness and Tack, 10a – 4p: Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join us by the warm fire as we give all of our [...]

Focus Weekend – Essential Mineral- Salt

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Essential Mineral- Salt, 10a – 4p: Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists and pioneers depended on imports from across the seas. Historically, [...]

Focus Weekend – Essential Mineral- Salt

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Essential Mineral- Salt, 10a – 4p: Essential to good health, common table salt has been prized for hundreds of centuries. Unlike today, salt was not always so readily available, and colonists and pioneers depended on imports from across the seas. Historically, [...]

Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

Special Program – Hearth Cooking Workshop

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 5 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Hearth Cooking Workshop, 9a - 2p: Sign up to join a cooking workshop on either Saturday (Family Class) or Sunday (Adult Class), to learn how to cook a period seasonal meal. No experience needed, but class fills up quickly! Class will [...]

Special Program – Hearth Cooking Workshop

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 5 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Hearth Cooking Workshop, 9a - 2p: Sign up to join a cooking workshop on either Saturday (Family Class) or Sunday (Adult Class), to learn how to cook a period seasonal meal. No experience needed, but class fills up quickly! Class will [...]

Focus Weekend – Hauling with Oxen

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Hauling with Oxen, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 - “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in summer, it certainly got cold in winter! Gathering, splitting, and [...]

Focus Weekend – Hauling with Oxen

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Hauling with Oxen, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 - “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in summer, it certainly got cold in winter! Gathering, splitting, and [...]

Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter Free · Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily [...]

Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily [...]

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Focus Weekend – Parlor Games

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Parlor Games, 10a – 4p: What games do you play on a rainy day? Victorian Texans had many imaginative games to entertain themselves without Nintendo’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play in the past and take home some fun ideas from a [...]

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Focus Weekend – Parlor Games

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Parlor Games, 10a – 4p: What games do you play on a rainy day? Victorian Texans had many imaginative games to entertain themselves without Nintendo’s, Wii’s, TVs, or computers. Play in the past and take home some fun ideas from a [...]

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Special Program – Beasts of Burden

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Beasts of Burden, 10a – 4p: Turning the fields over after lying fallow is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it [...]

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Special Program – Beasts of Burden

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Beasts of Burden, 10a – 4p: Turning the fields over after lying fallow is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it [...]

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Focus Weekend – Spring Tonics

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Spring Tonics, 10a – 4p: Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do! Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring Tonic to boost their immune systems for a jump on their [...]

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Focus Weekend – Spring Tonics

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Spring Tonics, 10a – 4p: Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do! Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring Tonic to boost their immune systems for a jump on their [...]

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Special Program – Scraping and Plowing

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Scraping and Plowing We are following the cotton cultivation methods laid out by the period account of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped from Washington D.C. in 1841, and enslaved near Holmesville, LA, which is about 280 miles from [...]

Special Program – Scraping and Plowing

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Scraping and Plowing We are following the cotton cultivation methods laid out by the period account of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped from Washington D.C. in 1841, and enslaved near Holmesville, LA, which is about 280 miles from [...]

Focus Weekend – Love of Literature

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Love of Literature, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones was an enthusiastic reader who enjoyed books and poetry. His library contained more than 1,000 books in 1858. Learn about his favorite authors and opinions of their work. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov [...]

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Focus Weekend – Love of Literature

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Love of Literature, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones was an enthusiastic reader who enjoyed books and poetry. His library contained more than 1,000 books in 1858. Learn about his favorite authors and opinions of their work. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov [...]

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Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

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Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Power of Music

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - The Power of Music, 10a – 4p: Where did American music styles originate? How is the banjo connected to West Africa? Hear the answers to these questions as well as period musical instruments as you join us in the Quarter to [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Power of Music

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - The Power of Music, 10a – 4p: Where did American music styles originate? How is the banjo connected to West Africa? Hear the answers to these questions as well as period musical instruments as you join us in the Quarter to [...]

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Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

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Focus Weekend – Cooking in the Quarter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus weekend - Cooking in the Quarter, 10a – 4p: Enslaved men and women at Barrington, such as Jerry, Mary, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was [...]

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Special Program – Plows & Petticoats: A Woman’s Role

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Plows & Petticoats: A Woman's Role, 10a – 4p: Learn what life was like for women in the 1850s. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprise the main elements of the “Domestic Sphere” of nineteenth century women. Areas of responsibility change when [...]

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Special Program – Plows & Petticoats: A Woman’s Role

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Special Program - Plows & Petticoats: A Woman's Role, 10a – 4p: Learn what life was like for women in the 1850s. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprise the main elements of the “Domestic Sphere” of nineteenth century women. Areas of responsibility change when [...]

FREE

Focus Weekend – Ploughing the Weeds

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Ploughing the Weeds, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds are tall, it’s time to cultivate! Come help us clear [...]

Focus Weekend – Ploughing the Weeds

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site   Duration: 6 hr   Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook   Focus Weekend - Ploughing the Weeds, 10a – 4p: Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds are tall, it’s time to cultivate! Come help us clear [...]

Focus Weekend – Pies Aplenty

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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.  

Focus Weekend – Pies Aplenty

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Good Gardening

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend- Summer Sweets

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Pulling Fodder

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Painting the Perimeter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Painting the Perimeter

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – On Their Own Time

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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, [...]

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Focus Weekend – On Their Own Time

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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, [...]

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Special Program – School Time!

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Special Program – School Time!

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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, [...]

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Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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, [...]

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Focus Weekend – Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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. [...]

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Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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. [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Written Word

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – The Written Word

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington, TX

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 [...]

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