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Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

Apr. 17th & 18th: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

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Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

Apr. 17th & 18th: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

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Special Program – Sounds of 1850 Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

Apr. 24th & 25th: Texans have always enjoyed a catchy tune. Lucky for us, if they really liked a song - they wrote it down! So come have seat and listen to some of the most popular music of the 1850’s as it is played on period instruments – maybe you’ll join in a verse or two! Contact Ben Baumgartner [...]

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Special Program – Sounds of 1850 Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

Apr. 24th & 25th: Texans have always enjoyed a catchy tune. Lucky for us, if they really liked a song - they wrote it down! So come have seat and listen to some of the most popular music of the 1850’s as it is played on period instruments – maybe you’ll join in a verse or two! Contact Ben Baumgartner [...]

Free

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 1st & 2nd: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

Free

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 1st & 2nd: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

Free

Special Program- Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 8th & 9th: From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the main elements of “The Arts and Mysteries of Housewifery.” Did a woman’s role change when she moved to the rough and tumble frontier of Texas? Hear some stories about the women [...]

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Special Program- Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 8th & 9th: From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the main elements of “The Arts and Mysteries of Housewifery.” Did a woman’s role change when she moved to the rough and tumble frontier of Texas? Hear some stories about the women [...]

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Focus Weekend- Ploughing the Weeds Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 15th & 16th: 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 between the rows of our field crops using our single ox and walk-behind cultivating plow! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information [...]

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Focus Weekend- Ploughing the Weeds Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 15th & 16th: 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 between the rows of our field crops using our single ox and walk-behind cultivating plow! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information [...]

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Focus weekend – Good Gardening Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 22nd & 23rd: 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 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus weekend – Good Gardening Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 22nd & 23rd: 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 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, & Potatoes Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 29th & 30th, 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 by the Quarters and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at [...]

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Focus Weekend- Okra, Peanuts, & Potatoes Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

May 29th & 30th, 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 by the Quarters and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at [...]

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Special Program- Chased by Mops and Buckets Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 5th & 6th, 10a-4p: Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual which modern conveniences have obliterated the need. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is much more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214 x.248.  [...]

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Special Program- Chased by Mops and Buckets Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 5th & 6th, 10a-4p: Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual which modern conveniences have obliterated the need. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is much more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214 x.248.  [...]

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Focus Weekend- Forgotten Roots Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 12th & 13th, 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 [...]

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Focus Weekend- Forgotten Roots Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 12th & 13th, 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 [...]

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Special Program- Gentlemanly Pursuits Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 19th & 20th, 10a-4p: In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join us for a day of recreation and relaxation! Try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field for a demonstration [...]

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Special Program- Gentlemanly Pursuits Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 19th & 20th, 10a-4p: In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join us for a day of recreation and relaxation! Try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field for a demonstration [...]

Free

Focus Day- Good Gardening Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

June 27th, 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 936-878-2214 ext.248.       

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Focus Day- Summer Sweets Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 3rd, 10a-4p: We’re 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 for details at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Special Program- 1850 Independence Day Picnic Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 4th, 10a-4p: Join us for a 1850s style Independence Day celebration! Musket firing, toasts and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will commemorate the day. Bring your own picnic basket, and enjoy al-fresco dining, just like Dr. Jones writes about in his journal. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend – Pulling Fodder Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 10th & 11th, 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 [...]

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Focus Weekend – Pulling Fodder Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

uly 10th & 11th, 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 [...]

Free

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 17th & 18th: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

Free

Focus Weekend- Cooking at the Quarters Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 17th & 18th: 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 a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join [...]

Free

Focus Weekend- On Their Own Time Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 24th & July 25th: 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 [...]

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Focus Weekend- On Their Own Time Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 24th & July 25th: 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 [...]

Free

Special Program- School Time! Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 31st & Aug. 1st: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 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! For more information please call Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248       

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Special Program- School Time! Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

July 31st & Aug. 1st: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 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! For more information please call Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248       

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Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 7th & 8th, 11a – 2p: Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 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 fields as [...]

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Focus Weekend – Farmers Nooning Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 7th & 8th, 11a – 2p: Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 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 fields as [...]

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Focus Weekend: Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 14th & 15th: 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 for details at 936-878-2214 x.246.      

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Focus Weekend: Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 14th & 15th: 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 for details at 936-878-2214 x.246.      

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Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 21st & 22nd: 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 for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.    [...]

Free

Focus Weekend – Chaff in the Wind Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 21st & 22nd: 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 for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.    [...]

Free

Focus Weekend – Traveling in Texas Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 28th & 29th: There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington, Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas. Contact Barb [...]

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Focus Weekend – Traveling in Texas Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site 12300 Park Rd, Washington

August 28th & 29th: There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington, Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas. Contact Barb [...]

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