Summer Activities

Hands-On History Hour

June 12 – August 25, 2018 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Get hands-on with history this summer at the George Ranch Historical Park! Plan to visit us in the morning from 10 a.m. to noon for Hands-On History Hour. These special hands-on experiences will rotate on a weekly basis all summer long. Cost is included with general admission! Want to book your group of 15 or more to visit the Park on a specific date during the summer? E-mail our Education Coordinator or call 281-343-0218 x220.

August 14-18: 1860s Food Preservation

Without refrigerators, early Texans had to be very clever with how they stored food for the lean times. Come learn about the various techniques used to preserve food in 1860s Texas.

August 21-25: 1890s Tiddledy-Winks

Invented in 1888 as an adult parlor game, Tiddledy-Winks quickly became one of the most popular crazes in the1890s with Victorian adults and children alike. Put your tiddledy-winks prowess to the test with a rollicking game at the 1890s Sharecropper Cabin.

August 28-September 1: 1930s The Little Engine That Could

Released in 1930, The Little Engine That Could has become one of our most cherished children’s books. Listen to a reading of this beloved story and participate in craft to make your own paper train.

Take a look at a previous Hands-On History Hour activity thanks to HCC Stafford TV Studio!