Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas

Barrington Farm presents this expanded program where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors from blacksmiths to tailor and potters.

When Oct 25, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Every day until Oct 26, 2014
Where Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Contact Name Jessica Guidry
Contact Email
Contact Phone (936) 878-2214 x 246

Ponder for a moment all of the skills and trades practiced by those that people rely upon daily: auto mechanics, carpenters, electricians and plumbers to name a few.  Just as people need skilled laborers to live, so too did the farmers of early Texas. Barrington Farm presents this expanded program where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors from blacksmiths to tailor and potters.

  • 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.

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