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 writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

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 writing with pen and ink. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Chaff in the Wind

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 at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Giants of Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Texans today stand on the shoulders of great figures that lent their sweat, blood, tears, and lives to make Texas what it is today. Join us at Washington as we celebrate these incredible figures from out history, and maybe even get a chance to meet one or two of them while you’re here! From Stephen F. Austin to Sam Houston, come learn about the giants who made Texas, Texas. Contact Kevin Malcolm at kevin.malcolm@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 ext. 224 for more information.

Chaff in the Wind

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 at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

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 at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

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 at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Farmers Nooning

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 fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can finish out the day strong! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Farmers Nooning

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 fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can finish out the day strong! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

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.