Nov 29, 2014 -
Visitors tour a historic inn restored to its 1850s appearance, ride a replica stagecoach, enjoy period music and interpreters in period clothing, and learn about this exciting site, rich with history and culture. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. Tickets sold from 4:30-7 p.m. with stagecoach rides from the inn to the courthouse square in Anderson. At 579 Main St.
Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 -
Includes 19th-century Dickens characters, a lighted Christmas parade and entertainment at the Eugene Clark Library and around Courthouse Square. 217 S. Main St.
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.
Apr 12, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014 -
Tour an early settler's homestead. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 1424 Barnes Bridge Road.
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.
Apr 18, 2015 -
This living-history event features music, entertainment, food, crafts, games and other activities. Booming cannons, musket fire, thundering hooves and battle cries resound as hundreds of history re-enactors recreate the events leading up to Texas winning independence from Mexico at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 1 Monument Circle.
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