George Ranch Historical Park will be closed from August 7, 2022 - September 6, 2022 for updates and repairs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Photos from Old-fashioned Easter

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Old-fashioned Easter celebration at George Ranch Historical Park was held on Saturday, March 30. Families explored the historical houses in regular tours, and had the opportunity to participate in traditional Easter activities, including a massive egg hunt on the Lawn of the Davis Mansion, an egg roll race at the  Jones Stock Farm and coloring Easter eggs with natural dyes at the Ryon Prairie Home. Just look at all the fun we had!

 
 
Children race onto the Davis Lawn for the egg hunt.

 

Madeline Schimmer and Ashley Wink wait for the little kids egg hunt.
 
Ashley Wink hunts for eggs at Davis Mansion.
 
Dylan Gonzales hunts for eggs at Davis Mansion.

 

Madeline Schimmer gets a little help from dad in the egg hunt.
 
Sophia Poulis finds picks up eggs in the Easter egg hunt at Davis Mansion.
 
Sarah Schimmer and son Henry find eggs together
 in the little kids egg hunt at Davis Mansion.
 



 
Director of Programs for George Ranch Historical Park, 
Krystal Willeby, collects eggs as everyone trades in for candy.

 

Nick Castelberg explains the history behind the traditional Easter meal.
 

 

Guests dig in at the traditional Easter meal, featuring
 ham, green beans with bacon and onion, baked potato casserole 
 mixed grilled veggies, cheesy cauliflower bake, gravy, rolls
 
On your mark! Get set! Roll those eggs!
Pictured above: Bailey and and Chris Kenebrew, 
Caroline and Nicholas Wright and 
children of the Dave Ramsey family.
 
Caroline Ramsey races in the egg roll with her mom.
 
 
Before the nifty color tables for dying eggs existed, 
people used food items like coffee, spinach, cabbage,
 red onion, carrots and berries to color their Easter eggs.
 
Siblings Caitlin and John Mitchell decide which shade
of natural dye to use on their eggs.


More living history happening this weekend! 
Don’t miss out on the reenactment of the Runaway Scrape this Saturday, April 6. Travel back in time for a day to see how the Texians stayed one step ahead of Santa Anna’s advancing army. Find out more on the George Ranch site. Plus, Chef Nick Castelberg, AKA Cookie, will be serving a historic meal.

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