Home School Days at the Ranch
September 12 & 13, 2018
Program Times: Programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and Noon
Ages: 4 to 15
Student Price: $7/student per program.
Adult Chaperone Price: $10/chaperone per day. Parents must accompany their children throughout all programs and activities. All students must be supervised at all times.
Program Choices: Pioneers in Texas / From Pasture to Parlor
Booking: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 281-343-0218, or book on-line below. Note: Families must register and pay in advance as space is limited.
Pioneers in Texas
Learn about pioneer life in 1830s pre-Revolution Texas through an exploration of how early pioneers accomplished the essential—food, shelter and clothing—in this new land. Students will:
- Experience an open hearth cooking demonstration and learn about food acquisition in this new frontier.
- Discover domestic life with an introduction to the dog trot cabin and a fire-making demonstration. In addition, tour the outbuildings which were critical extensions of the home on an early stock farm.
- Explore log cabin life through spinning and weaving demonstrations as well as hands-on activities such as hand ginning cotton and finger spinning.
- Additional rotations may include activities such as Native American sign language, chores or field work.
From Pasture to Parlor
Experience life in 1860s post-Civil War Texas with a visit to the home of Polly Ryon and her husband. Learn about the lives of the different people who helped operate a working Ranch in this era. Students will:
- Learn about the life of the 19th century child and experience the one-room school house.
- Discover the life of a 1860s cowboy with interactive activities that explore the Ryons’ ranching operations.
- Explore domestic service life at a large ranch and participate in the daily chores necessary to keep the ranch running smoothly. Hands-on activities may include laundry, cooking and/or other daily chores.
- Additional rotations may include activities based on the life of the 19th century ranch owner. Activities may include etiquette, business practices or genteel domestic skills.
Little Farmers (Pre-K through 1st Grade)
Bring the little ones out and learn about farming at our 1890s Sharecropper Farm site. This program will include live animal encounters. Students will:
- Listen to a story about life on a farm and learn how everyone needs to work together to make a farm prosper.
- Learn how crops grow with our Sharecropper and get their hands dirty with a growing experience.
- Meet some of the Ranch animals and learn how to care for and feed our farm animal friends.