Do all your Christmas shopping at the Mansion and tour historic homes of architectural note beautifully decorated for Christmas during this festive holiday weekend in Brenham Texas! Heritage Belles in Period dress guide guests through historic homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, plus the Trunk Show with holiday shopping from a variety of vendors. Held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving……make it your official kickoff of the holiday season and stay at the ranch, the perfect romantic weekend getaway and elopement spot! Giddings Stone Mansion 979-836-1690
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November 5th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
October 23rd, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Blacksmithing In Texas!
On the weekend of October 29-30, step back into history at Barrington Living History Farm as members of the Houston Area Blacksmiths Association will demonstrate the age old craft of metalworking. Experience the blaze of the forge fire, the clang of the hammer and anvil. See blazing hot steel formed into beautiful objects to be displayed.
Demonstrations will take place on both days from 10 am – 4:30 pm. “Smithing in Texas” will be held at Barrington Living History Farm, home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas. Admission fees are $5 adults, $3 students, and children under 6 are admitted free. State Park pass holders are admitted free as well. For details on Smithing in Texas, call 936-878-2214 or visit Birthplace of Texas.
For a great Bed and Breakfast Getaway, stay at the ranch!
August 22nd, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on the original town site of Washington and features three attractions that are open year round – Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm. The complex is located on FM 1155 between Brenham and Navasota off Hwy. 105, approximately one hour northwest of Houston. The B&B is just a short, scenic drive west down Hwy 105 toward Brenham.
June 21st, 2011 by Pamela Murski
Brenham, Texas is an incredibly historically rich Texas town. Another untold bit of history is about to unfold and be added to the attractions for visitors and locals alike…….“The story of Brenham’s cisterns” starts in 1860 when the Washington County Railroad was finished and is the story that will be told at Toubin Park, another pocket park that will be opened to the public this summer 2011. The groundbreaking ceremony was held recently and the reconstruction has begun! As only the second railroad in Texas, it was a remarkable feat that turned Brenham into a boom town, almost overnight. This started a chain of extraordinary events, with colorful characters, leading to the cisterns under our streets and buildings, according to Sharon Brass, a Main Street Brenham volunteer who did most of the recent research. Get ready for another great historic tour opportunity in downtown Brenham!