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Feb. 26, 2007
Learn About True Texas Women March 24-25 at Washington-on-the-Brazos
WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS, Texas — Visit Barrington Living History Farm March 24 and 25 to learn about the “True Texas Women” who helped tame the wild Texas frontier. The special program commemorates Texas History Month and Women’s History Month.
Explore the lives of the “gentle tamers and sunbonneted helpmates” such as Republic of Texas First Lady Mary Jones and businesswoman and sometime criminal Pamelia Mann, who refused to live in anyone’s shadow.
Find out, too, about the lives of enslaved women and hundreds of other unknown and unsung ladies whose days were filled with loneliness, fear and uncertainty. Costumed interpreters, using letters and diaries, help tell the fascinating stories of early Texas women.
Discover that fashion, jewelry and cosmetics were important to 19th century women on the Texas frontier. Learn appropriate tea etiquette, and for those special occasions, the language of the fan.
Visit the living history farmstead’s garden to see what spring vegetables are growing. Scrub clothes on a washboard, while aromas waft from the kitchen’s open hearth. Or try your hand at crafting items that Victorian ladies would have been proud to display in their homes.
Barrington Living History Farm replicates the Washington County plantation of the Republic of Texas’ last president, Anson Jones. Costumed re-enactors depict the daily life of Washington County farm families in the 1850s at the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site attraction. The original dog-trot style Anson Jones Home and other hand-built log structures lend an air of authenticity to the surroundings.
Admission for the True Texas Women program is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Children 6 years of age and younger get in free. Discount tickets will be available for tours of Independence Hall and the Star of the Republic Museum. The historic site is located in Washington, Texas, off State Highway 105 between Brenham and Navasota on FM 1155.
For additional details, call (936) 878-2213 or (936) 878-2214.
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