A Cotton Pickin' Time
Sep 16, 2012
from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Barrington Living History Farm|
|Contact Name||Pam Scaggs or Mark Sanders|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 x246|
Join us in harvesting the Barrington Farm cotton crop. All the fun will take place on the third weekend in September. We’ve planted, watered and weeded the cotton and now we invite YOU to help us pick, hand gin, card, and weave our beautiful, “Lone Star” antique variety of cotton!
When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington Farm in the 1850’s cotton was the main cash crop. During that time the majority of the cotton crop would have been sent elsewhere for processing and the family would have purchased finished bolts of cloth for their personal use. But even though the industrial revolution and economies of scale may have been taking hold, most families were familiar with the steps needed to process raw cotton into cloth. In fact, cotton remains a vital component of our daily lives. This special program gives you the hands on opportunity to learn the process as you work with Barrington staff picking, ginning, carding and creating small samples of cloth!
- Program FREE with general admission. Reservations not required.
- Farm Admission prices are: Adult $5.00; Student (age 7 through college) $3.00; Children 6 and under – FREE; Texas State Park annual pass holders - FREE.
- Discounted tour tickets for Independence Hall and the Star of the Republic Museum are available.
- Standard hours of operation for the site are from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Please dress appropriately for the season and be prepared for the weather as the event will take place in an 1850’s period setting with some portions outdoors.
- Leashed pets allowed in park, but NOT ALLOWED onto farm site.
- Accessible for the mobility impaired.
- For additional details call (936) 878-2214 ext 246, ask for Mark or Pam.