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.
Dec 13, 2014 -
Includes activities throughout the day at Washingtonon-the-Brazos State Historic Site. In the evening, Candlelight Christmas at Barrington Farm offers a glimpse of holiday festivities as they were in the 1850s. Enjoy old-fashioned music, dancing, bonfires, Santa Claus, Christmas readings, musket firing, cookies and hot cider. Guests enter the site at timed intervals--reservations suggested.
Dec 20, 2014 -
Today, most people associate Texas' culinary offersing with barbecue and Tex Mex, but the hardy people of revolutionary and republic-era Texas dined on much different fare. See park staff prepare a 19th-century meal, based on historic accounts. Presentations last 35-40 minutes and begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Dec 21, 2014 -
When arriving out on the frontier, early settlers did not always have access to standard building materials and had to improvise. Without bricks and mortar, and sometimes without wood, the people of early Texas constructed shelters and homes out of the materials at hand. This program offers a look at the good and the bad of early frontier construction. Independence Hall at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
Mar 1, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015 -
Exhibit includes an assortment of 19th-century scientific instruments used to measure wind velocity, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity. Star of the Republic Museum at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
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