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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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