Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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Barrington Plantation State Historic Site

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

January 2020

Harness & Tack

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join us by the warm fire as we give all of our leather gear a once-over. Grab a brush and learn how to care for leather using a period saddle soap, or take a turn sewing on the stitching horse!

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Harness & Tack

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Though the weather is cold outside, there’s still much work to be done indoors repairing and conditioning leather harness for the next plowing season. Join us by the warm fire as we give all of our leather gear a once-over. Grab a brush and learn how to care for leather using a period saddle soap, or take a turn sewing on the stitching horse!

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February 2020

Cooking at the Quarters

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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!

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Cooking at the Quarters

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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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!

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Adult Cooking School

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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$30

Sign up to join a hearth cooking school on either Saturday or Sunday, for a lesson on how to cook a period seasonal meal. No experience needed, but class fills up quickly! Class will run from 9am-2pm, and is $30 per person.

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Adult Cooking School

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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$30

Sign up to join a hearth cooking school on either Saturday or Sunday, for a lesson on how to cook a period seasonal meal. No experience needed, but class fills up quickly! Class will run from 9am-2pm, and is $30 per person.

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Logging with Oxen

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 – “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in summer, it certainly got cold in winter! Gathering, splitting, and stacking firewood to feed the fires were ongoing tasks during winter. Come join us as we use our team of oxen to drag up logs to split and help us stack our firewood piles around the farm. You may even warm yourself in the process.

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Logging with Oxen

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 4, 1856 – “Water froze inside the house…” Though the house was designed to stay cool in summer, it certainly got cold in winter! Gathering, splitting, and stacking firewood to feed the fires were ongoing tasks during winter. Come join us as we use our team of oxen to drag up logs to split and help us stack our firewood piles around the farm. You may even warm yourself in the process.

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Pins & Needles, Sewing Basics

February 22 @ 10:00 am - February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Barrington Plantation State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Make and take a pincushion. The Girl’s Own Book (published in 1834) says, “There is no accomplishment of any kind more desirable…than neatness and skill in the use of a needle.” It also claimed that children should learn to sew a shirt before the age of twelve. We invite you to learn the basic stitches and start your own pincushion to take home and finish. All supplies will be provided. This is a special focus at the plantation. Contact Barb…

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