A Light in the Dark
Jan 26, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Barrington Living History Farm|
|Contact Name||Barb King|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 x246|
Have you ever wondered how people could see at night before electricity? What products could be used to create light in the darkness? Grease lamps, whale-oil lamps, and candles, made from a variety of different materials, were a few of the options that people would have had in 1850. Dipping candles was a seasonal chore that would have occupied family members in the winter time after butchering. Visitors, six-years-old and older, can make a small pair of tapers to take home. Help us mind our beeswax while figuring out what type of light would have worked best for your family in 1850.
“A Light in the Dark” will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 26th & 27th, at Barrington Living History Farm, home of Dr. Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas. It is located within Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park off Highway 105 between Navasota and Brenham on FM 1155.
- 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 Barb.