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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

February 2019

Breaking Up Fallow Ground

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Feb. 7, 1855 – “Commenced breaking up prairie in the east Field.”  As we look to Spring planting, we’re taking the first step of plowing and harrowing the future corn field. Come see our strong oxen at work and try your hand at walking behind a plow! This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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Candle Dipping Demonstration

February 23 @ 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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How do you see at night? Come learn about candles and how most families would have needed to make their own light for nighttime. We’ll show the process of hand-dipping candles and talk about what the Jones’ family and enslaved people did to see at night. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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March 2019

Cooking at the Quarters

March 9 @ 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. This is a special focus weekend at the farm.

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Cooking at the Quarters

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 10, 2019 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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Beasts of Burden

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2019 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Turning the fields over after lying fallow and plowing under green manure is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of sometimes daunting tasks. Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft…

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Beasts of Burden

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

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Turning the fields over after lying fallow and plowing under green manure is a rite of spring. Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of sometimes daunting tasks. Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft…

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Spring Tonics

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do. Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring Tonic to boost their immune systems for a jump on their spring chores. Learn how families concocted these remedies from their own herbs and other items in their garden and house.

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Spring Tonics

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 10:00am

Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880 United States
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Spring has sprung- and there’s so much to do. Who has time to be sick? Many families had their own special recipes for a Spring Tonic to boost their immune systems for a jump on their spring chores. Learn how families concocted these remedies from their own herbs and other items in their garden and house.

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19th Century Medicine

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 31, 2019 at 10:00am

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

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 31, 2019 at 10:00am

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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