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23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
936-878-2214 www.WhereTexasBecameTexas.com

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September 2018

Cotton Harvest Days

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington Farm in the 1850’s, cotton was the main cash crop.  During that time, the majority of the cotton crop would have been sent elsewhere for processing, and the family would have purchased finished bolts of cloth for their personal use. Though the industrial revolution and economies of scale may have been taking hold, most families were familiar with the steps needed to process raw cotton into cloth. To this day,…

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Cotton Harvest Days

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 23, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington Farm in the 1850’s, cotton was the main cash crop.  During that time, the majority of the cotton crop would have been sent elsewhere for processing, and the family would have purchased finished bolts of cloth for their personal use. Though the industrial revolution and economies of scale may have been taking hold, most families were familiar with the steps needed to process raw cotton into cloth. To this day,…

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Color to Dye for

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Discover how Texans in 1850 colored textiles from natural dyes using bugs, roots, and plants.  The Jones family and their enslaved workforce at Barrington could easily refresh their faded clothing using natural items from near and far. Demonstrations ongoing throughout the day. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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October 2018

Cooking at the Quarters

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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Cooking at the Quarters

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

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One event on November 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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Labor of Thine Hands

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Ponder for a moment 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 Farm where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors. Hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer, get your hands dirty as you help mold bricks, help a surveyor measure…

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Labor of Thine Hands

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 14, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Ponder for a moment 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 Farm where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors. Hear the ringing of the blacksmith’s hammer, get your hands dirty as you help mold bricks, help a surveyor measure…

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19th Century Medicine

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come take a peek behind the curtain with us at Barrington as we uncover the tricks and tools of the trade.

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19th Century Medicine

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 21, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Before becoming president, Anson Jones made his fortune as a doctor. At a time where medicine was more art than science, what would a visit to the doctor be like? Come take a peek behind the curtain with us at Barrington as we uncover the tricks and tools of the trade.

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Sowing Seeds

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Anson Jones noted in his journal on Nov. 16, 1846 – “Sowed Wheat & finished sowing Rye…” Although corn was the standard grain Anson Jones grew, he usually planted a smaller plot of another grain, such as wheat. Come help us sow and rake in our Winter Wheat and hope for a bountiful harvest!

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November 2018

Cooking at the Quarters

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

Find out more »

Cooking at the Quarters

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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Holiday Foods at Home

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 11, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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.

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Holiday Foods at Home

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 11, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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.

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Turning Up and Going Fallow

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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.

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Turning Up and Going Fallow

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until November 18, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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.

Find out more »
December 2018

Cooking at the Quarters

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

Find out more »

Cooking at the Quarters

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 4, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There’s nothing like a hot meal after a hard day of work. For the enslaved at Barrington, this typically meant cooking their ration of cured pork and cornmeal over an open fire, supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal for the enslaved using period ingredients and methods. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

Find out more »

Staying Warm

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 16, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dr. Jones’ home at Barrington Farm is considered a nice house for 1850 but it was built for keeping cool. Staying warm on the farm is a special challenge during the cold and damp days of winter. Help us beat this problem in 1850, by hauling firewood, learning how to use flint and steel, and stave off the cold.

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Staying Warm

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 16, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dr. Jones’ home at Barrington Farm is considered a nice house for 1850 but it was built for keeping cool. Staying warm on the farm is a special challenge during the cold and damp days of winter. Help us beat this problem in 1850, by hauling firewood, learning how to use flint and steel, and stave off the cold.

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Horse High, Bull Strong, and Hog Tight

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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 empty, 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.

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Horse High, Bull Strong, and Hog Tight

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 23, 2018

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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 empty, 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.

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A Stitch in Time

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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In early Texas, mending was a first step into a lifetime of stitches for boys and girls. For girls in particular this was to be a life-long task to master. Learn some simple stitches and help us with an ongoing 1850's job- mending. Gain some handy skills to sew on buttons at home.

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