Just down the road from the B&B is Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. March 2 & 3 this year they will celebrate the 177th anniversary of Texas independence where you can experience life in the Republic with historic re-enactments, musicians, soldiers and craftsmen. Free and open to the public, it is a great way to spend the day in the country. Call 936-878-2214 or visit their website for more information.
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March 10th, 2013 by Pamela Murski
January 18th, 2012 by Pamela Murski
On the weekend of January 28-29, learn how to “Make Every Stitch Count.” While today we can go to the store and buy ready-made clothing, men and women of the early frontier had to know, by necessity, how to sew and create handmade clothing, linens and even decorations. There will be many hands-on opportunities to observe and learn these various sewing and creating skills.
Also, on Saturday, January 28, learn about the history and symbolism of the many flags that have flown in Texas, with guest speaker and former TSSAR president Tom Green. Try your hand at putting a stitch into a re-creation of an early Texas flag.
For details and fees for these events, call (936) 878-2214 ext. 246, or visit Birthplace of Texas.
April 18th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
The B&B is located in the heart of so much Texas history, something this innkeeper truly loves and is mesmerized by. Below is just a little taste of one of the most famous of all……
This village — site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first capital of the Republic of Texas — began in 1822 as a ferry crossing. Here the historic La Bahia Road (now Ferry Street) spanned the Brazos River. Read the rest of this page »
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March 7th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
February 10th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
January 24th, 2011 by Pamela Murski
WEEKEND OF LIFE ON THE FARM:
Just a few miles down the road from the B&B……..Sample life in the mid-1800s…. Learn the fundamentals of this simple, old fashioned way of life.
On the weekend of January 29-30, learn how to “Make every stitch count.” While today we can go to the store and buy ready-made clothing, men and women of the early frontier had to know, by necessity, how to sew and create handmade clothing, linens and even decorations. Enjoy many hands-on activities as well as demonstrations (quilting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and fancywork), display of the history of slave freedom quilts, The Star of the Republic Museum will have displays and information on the extensive selection of textiles located throughout the museum; Barrington Living History Farm will be interpreting 1850s textile skills, plus retail items for sale.
Dulcimer groups will be providing wonderful music throughout the complex. Barrington Living History Farm, the home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, is open from 10 am – 4:30 pm. For details