A Light in the Dark
Jan 27, 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.