NOTE: Plan to visit early and beat the heat--our last cattle demonstration each day during the summer begins at 2 p.m. The Dinner Belle Cafe is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Summer Activities

Hands-On Summer History

June 6 – August 26, 2017

Tour the Park this summer and enjoy these special activities from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is included with general admission! Want to book your group to visit the Park on a specific date during the summer? Email our Education Coordinator or call 281-343-0218 x220.

June 6-10: 1830s Cloth-Dyeing

Learn the process of cloth dyeing with natural ingredients at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm.

June 13-17: 1860s Telegraph Communication

Explore this early method of communication that set the groundwork for the telephone systems to come.

June 20-24: 1890s Flower Pressing

Go flower-crazy like the Victorians and use historic techniques to save that special bloom.

June 27-July 1: 1930s Longhorn Care

Learn the ins and outs of cattle management and help us care for our young longhorn.

July 4-8: 1830s Felting

Explore this age-old craft that turns wool into felt and take home a sample of your very own.

July 11-15: 1860s Playhouse

Entertain yourself the old-fashioned way with an exploration of 19th-century theater. Use household items to put on your own play.

July 18-22: 1890s Marble Madness

Join us at the 1890s Sharecropper Farm to play a rousing game of marbles—and learn about the roots of this historic favorite!

July 25-29: 1930s Archeology Dig

Dig in and discover the past with this hands-on tutorial in archeology at the Park. Who knows what you may find?!

August 1-5: 1830s Making Your Mark

Discover early 19th-century branding methods with this hands-on exploration of cattle brands and ear marking.

August 8-12: 1860s Fashionable Fans

Learn about keeping cool before air conditioning with this fun fan-making activity. Make a paper fan to take home to try to beat the August heat.

August 15-19: 1890s Clothespin Dolls

Make an old-fashioned clothespin doll at the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion, just like the children made at the turn-of-the-century.

August 22-26: 1930s Latch Hooking

Mrs. Mamie George, like many of her generation, was an expert at fiber arts. Come learn the art of latch hooking with this hands-on demonstration.

Take a look at one of last summer’s Hands-On History Hour activities thanks to HCC Stafford TV Studio!