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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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12300 Park Rd
Washington, TX 77880 United States

May 2022

Focus Weekend – Pies Aplenty

May 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 - 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 – Pies Aplenty

May 22 @ 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 - 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

May 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 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 Quarter, and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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Focus Weekend – Okra, Peanuts, and Potatoes

May 29 @ 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 - 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 Quarter, and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248…

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June 2022

Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

June 4 @ 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 - 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 cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or…

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Special Program – Chased by Mops and Buckets

June 5 @ 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 - 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 cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or…

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

June 11 @ 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 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 water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben…

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Focus Weekend – The Orchardist

June 12 @ 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 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 water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben…

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

June 18 @ 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 - 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 your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field…

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Special Program – Gentlemanly Pursuits

June 19 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 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 your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field…

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Focus Weekend – Good Gardening

June 26 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 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 - 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 necessary to help our gardens get ready for summer. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.…

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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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