“Fried pork, coarse corn bread, & miserable coffee”; Cooking for the Convention

Have a taste of Lott’s Tavern, accommodations to the Texas Convention of 1836. Sample common foods served in Texas during the Revolution cooked in a period manner: over an open flame. Try your hand at making your very own corn pone and enjoy a cup of black coffee cooked from freshly roasted and ground coffee beans. Contact Kevin Malcolm at kevin.malcolm@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 ext. 224 for more information.

Focus Weekend- Horse High, Bull Strong, & Hog Tight

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

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home

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 will be making a few of these foods this weekend and talking about many others. Discussions and kitchen activities ongoing. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

“Dickens-on-the-Brazos”; Yuletide Celebrations in the Republic of Texas

Ring in the holidays at the Birthplace of Texas! Join festive citizens from the Town of Washington as they celebrate the season with popular readings and songs from the 19th Century. Learn about common Christmas traditions that would have taken place in towns like Washington and listen to stories of Christmases gone by in the Brazos Valley. Enjoy a taste of the season by sampling some homemade wassail to warm you up! Contact Kevin Malcolm at kevin.malcolm@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 ext. 224 for more information.

Focus Weekend- Holiday Foods at Home

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 will be making a few of these foods this weekend and talking about many others. Discussions and kitchen activities ongoing. Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.

Special Program- Candlelight Christmas

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 quarters to hear how those enslaved at Barrington celebrated the season. Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov, or 936-878-2214 x246.

Special Program- Candlelight Christmas

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 quarters to hear how those enslaved at Barrington celebrated the season. Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov, or 936-878-2214 x246.

Special Program- Candlelight Christmas

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 quarters to hear how those enslaved at Barrington celebrated the season. Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site! Contact Barb King at barbara.king@thc.texas.gov, or 936-878-2214 x246.