Aug 16, 2014 -
Most Texans know about the Texian War for Independence in 1836, but few know there were numerous expeditions to break Texas away from Spanish rule dating back to 1812. Take a look at the many colorful filibustering groups operating in Texas from 1812-21. Presentations begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Aug 17, 2014 -
Water is one of the most precious resources, necessary for most life to exist--but it also can carry and spread illness. How did people on the frontier ensure their water was safe to drink, and how did water access affect the development of Texas? Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12.
Sep 20, 2014 -
This program looks at the men who served as president of the Lone Star Republic, where they came from, and how they were elected. These 35- to 40-minute presentations begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Sep 21, 2014 -
Before the days of weather radar, people had to observe the world around them for signs of storms or other changes in the weather. One of the most common ways to do this was by studying the clouds. Visitors learn how to read the clouds and predict the weather in this fun program. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Oct 18, 2014 -
Washington saw several units fighting for independence pass through on their journey across Texas. Visitors learn more about who those men were, where they were from and what became of them. The 35-40 minute presentation begins at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Oct 19, 2014 -
Many ghost stories people love are centered in older parts of the world, but Texas has its own share of spooky terrors and things that go bump in the night. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 -
Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades that people rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians and plumbers, to name a few. Just as people today need such services, so too did the farmers of early Texas--but how did they get by when such specialized laborers might be few and far between? Barrington Farm at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park.
Nov 15, 2014 -
What did Independence Hall look like when the Convention met there back in March of 1836? Take a closer look at this historic structure and compare it with the modern reproduction. Visitors will learn the history of Independence Hall as well as how the modern copy came to be. The 35-40 minute presentation begins at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Nov 16, 2014 -
Take a look at some of the natural phenomena Texas settlers may have witnessed or heard about, and how they might have reacted. Comets, storms, quakes and lightning were seen by many as signs or omens and caused fear and panic to spread through some communities in Texas. For centuries, people believed that a comet came as a harbinger of disaster, and in Bejar (now the area known as San Antonio), Halley's Comet was visible for months and faded just before the siege of the Alamo in 1836. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Nov 22, 2014 -
How was cooking done for thousands of years before modern conveniences were invented? In this interactive cooking class, visitors learn old-fashioned skills that great-great-great-grandparents would have known. Fee and reservations required. Barrington Farm at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
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