Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: Sanitation and Water-borne Illness

A 35- to 40-minute interpretive program presented at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

When Aug 17, 2014
from 11:00 AM to 03:45 PM
Where Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Contact Name Adam Arnold
Contact Email
Contact Phone (936) 878-2214 ext. 228

Water is one of the most precious resources, necessary for most life to exist. But it also brought and spread illnesses. How did people on the frontier ensure their water was safe to drink, and how did they remove wastewater? How did access to water affect the development of Texas? Come and learn the answers to some of these questions.

Presentation times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and the program will last approximately 35 to 40 minutes. This program is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress appropriately for the season as the presentation takes place in a period setting.

Held at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, 12300 Park Rd. 12, Washington, TX 77880. Accessible for the mobility impaired. Program subject to cancellation.


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