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Barrington Living History Farm

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

July 2019

Wheels, Chassis, and Box

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Anson Jones wrote in his account ledger on Dec. 31, 1845 – “… 4 yoke of oxen & wagons ($200)…” As the main vehicles for hauling farm goods, the wagons at Barrington would be painted regularly to protect the wood as well as give them a bit of style. Come help us brush on a new coat of paint on our wagons.

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Wheels, Chassis, and Box

July 21 @ 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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Anson Jones wrote in his account ledger on Dec. 31, 1845 – “… 4 yoke of oxen & wagons ($200)…” As the main vehicles for hauling farm goods, the wagons at Barrington would be painted regularly to protect the wood as well as give them a bit of style. Come help us brush on a new coat of paint on our wagons.

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Sweet Desserts

July 27 @ 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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Summer is a time to enjoy special treats, since farm work and heat is so intense, and we want to enjoy a cooler kitchen. We’ll be focusing on different desserts this weekend, and kitchen activities will ongoing.

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Sweet Desserts

July 28 @ 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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Summer is a time to enjoy special treats, since farm work and heat is so intense, and we want to enjoy a cooler kitchen. We’ll be focusing on different desserts this weekend, and kitchen activities will ongoing.

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August 2019

Cooking at the Quarters

August 3 @ 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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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.

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Cooking at the Quarters

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

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.

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Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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Keeping Cool in the Texas Heat

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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Wheat and Chaff

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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Wheat and Chaff

August 18 @ 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 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.

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Traveling in Texas

August 24 @ 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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There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas.

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Traveling in Texas

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas.

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Corn Off The Cob

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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The ears of corn have dried in the summer sun and been gathered to the corn crib. Now it’s time to husk the ears and shell the kernels off the cobb using our 19th century original crank corn sheller. Come help us prepare our valuable crop for the gristmill. Race a friend to see who can husk an ear the fastest, and then take a turn cranking the sheller.

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September 2019

Corn Off The Cob

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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The ears of corn have dried in the summer sun and been gathered to the corn crib. Now it’s time to husk the ears and shell the kernels off the cobb using our 19th century original crank corn sheller. Come help us prepare our valuable crop for the gristmill. Race a friend to see who can husk an ear the fastest, and then take a turn cranking the sheller.

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Aw Shucks!

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Corn was the largest and most versatile crop grown at Barrington. Discover how various parts of the corn plant would be used across the farm according to Dr. Jones’ writings about his crop. Come see what enslaved cook Charity might have cooked with stone-ground cornmeal in the kitchen at Barrington. Help stuff a mattress with new corn shucks on the porch, then head to the barn to pitch corn leaf fodder into the mow!

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Aw Shucks!

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Corn was the largest and most versatile crop grown at Barrington. Discover how various parts of the corn plant would be used across the farm according to Dr. Jones’ writings about his crop. Come see what enslaved cook Charity might have cooked with stone-ground cornmeal in the kitchen at Barrington. Help stuff a mattress with new corn shucks on the porch, then head to the barn to pitch corn leaf fodder into the mow!

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Color to Dye For

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Though in the 1850’s brightly colored and beautifully patterned cloth was readily imported from the mills of England, time in the Texas sun would take its toll. Discover how the Jones family and those enslaved at Barrington could easily refresh their faded clothing using dyes made with natural items from near and far. Demonstrations ongoing throughout the day.

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Color to Dye For

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Though in the 1850’s brightly colored and beautifully patterned cloth was readily imported from the mills of England, time in the Texas sun would take its toll. Discover how the Jones family and those enslaved at Barrington could easily refresh their faded clothing using dyes made with natural items from near and far. Demonstrations ongoing throughout the day.

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Changing of the Seasons

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out the cobwebs, and roll out the parlor rug. Hands-on projects and demonstrations ongoing throughout the day.

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Changing of the Seasons

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Fall is here! It’s time to clean the house and ready it for the cooler months of the year. Take part in the action as we air out mattresses, sweep floors, chase out the cobwebs, and roll out the parlor rug. Hands-on projects and demonstrations ongoing throughout the day.

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Chinking and Daubing

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Patching the chinking and daubing between the logs of the slave cabins to keep the elements out would be a seasonal task for those enslaved at Barrington. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with us as we mix the clay daub and put it up on the walls of the cabin!

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