Jun 14, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 -
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 1800s Texas with the Roseville Fair Old-Time String Band. Experience the joy that weary travelers and local citizens found in this historic inn, which provided the largest accommodations in the area to host celebrations, parties and the occasional escape from the rugged Texas frontier. Fanthorp Inn 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.
Mar 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 -
This lecture series based on the Chautauqua movement, which brought educational talks and entertainment to rural U.S. areas in the late 1800s and early 1900s, covers a different topic each month. Begins at 11 a.m. Buffalo Gap Historic Village, 133 N. William.
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.
Aug 30, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 -
Travels to Burnet by steam train through the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own during a 2.5-hour layover before returning to Cedar Park. Departs at 10 a.m. and arrives back in Cedar Park around 4 p.m. Cedar Park Depot, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd.
Mar 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 -
Visit the historic Lawrence family homestead. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 701 E. Kearney St.
Apr 5, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 -
Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. Reservations required. Riverfront Park.
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.
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.
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