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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States

October 2020

Focus Weekend- Morning Ablutions

October 24 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Oct. 24th & 25th What’s your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family at Barrington prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little bit along the way. Our family’s morning ritual probably isn’t that much different! Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214 x248       

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Focus Weekend- Morning Ablutions

October 25 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Oct. 24th & 25th What’s your morning routine look like? See how the Jones family at Barrington prepared to face the day and maybe clean yourself up a little bit along the way. Our family’s morning ritual probably isn’t that much different! Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214 x248       

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November 2020

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home

November 1 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st: 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’ll be making a few of these foods this weekend and talking about many others. Discussions and kitchen activities ongoing. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend-Cooking at the Quarters

November 6 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dec. 5th & 6th: 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 routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods! Contact Ben Baumgartner…

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Special Program- Labour of Thine Hands

November 8 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Nov. 7th & Nov. 8th 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 to live, so too did the farmers of early Texas. Join us at Barrington Plantation where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors. Hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer, watch a potter turn clay into…

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Focus Weekend- Turning Up and Going Fallow

November 14 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Nov. 14th & 15th: 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 go fallow, we’ll turn over the fields once more before winter sets in. Come see our strong oxen at work, and try your hand at walking behind a plow! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend- Turning Up and Going Fallow

November 15 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Nov. 14th & 15th: 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 go fallow, we’ll turn over the fields once more before winter sets in. Come see our strong oxen at work, and try your hand at walking behind a plow! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Changing of the Seasons

November 21 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Nov. 21st & 22nd: Fall is here! It’s 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 the cobwebs, and roll out the parlor rug. Hands-on projects and demonstrations ongoing throughout the day. Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.           

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December 2020

Focus Weekend-Cooking at the Quarters

December 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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ec. 5th & 6th: 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 routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods! Contact Ben Baumgartner…

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Focus Weekend-Cooking at the Quarters

December 6 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dec. 5th & 6th: 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 routine and typically included their ration of cured pork and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods! Contact Ben Baumgartner…

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Special Program- Candlelight Christmas

December 11 @ 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dec. 11th & 12th: 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 the festivities of the season with musket-fire, music, dancing and more! Tour the historic home of the last President of the Republic, Dr. Anson Jones, as the family enjoys their Christmas gathering. Visit the plantation’s quarters to hear how the enslaved…

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Special Program- Candlelight Christmas

December 12 @ 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dec. 11th & 12th: 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 the festivities of the season with musket-fire, music, dancing and more! Tour the historic home of the last President of the Republic, Dr. Anson Jones, as the family enjoys their Christmas gathering. Visit the plantation’s quarters to hear how the enslaved…

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Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight

December 26 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Ded. 26th & 27th: 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, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm. Come help us clear and build up our fences so that they’ll be ready to defend the new crop in spring! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.     …

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Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong & Hog Tight

December 27 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Texas Historical Commission   Ded. 26th & 27th: 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, now is the time to repair and restack fencing around the farm. Come help us clear and build up our fences so that they’ll be ready to defend the new crop in spring! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at…

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January 2021

Focus Weekend- Winter Blues

January 2, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Jan. 2nd & 3rd: Mental health treatment looked very different in the 1850’s 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 at the time. Listen to discussions about interventions for mental health maladies ongoing throughout the day. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend- Winter Blues

January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Jan. 2nd & 3rd: Mental health treatment looked very different in the 1850’s 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 at the time. Listen to discussions about interventions for mental health maladies ongoing throughout the day. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Special Program-Butchering & Curing

January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Jan. 9th & 10th: 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 and curing weekend, where we will be butchering a hog on Saturday and beginning the curing process on Sunday. This program will be ongoing, so if you wish to see every step, you must attend the entire event. Program is dependent…

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Special Program-Butchering & Curing

January 10, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Jan. 9th & 10th: 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 and curing weekend, where we will be butchering a hog on Saturday and beginning the curing process on Sunday. This program will be ongoing, so if you wish to see every step, you must attend the entire event. Program is dependent…

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Focus Weekend- Parlor Games

January 16, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Jan. 16th & 17th: 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 world without electronics. Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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Focus Weekend- Parlor Games

January 17, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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an. 16th & 17th: 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 world without electronics. Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214 x248.       

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