Blast from the Past at Varner-Hogg Plantation

By Amanda McVay, Varner-Hogg Plantation Educator

Campers use stilts on the lawnThirteen students from the West Columbia area attended the second annual “Blast from the Past” summer camp at Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. This camp was made possible by a grant from Dow Chemical Company, ConocoPhillips, and support from the local community.

Campers sit down to listen to a volunteerStaff and volunteers from the Brazoria County Library System, Columbia Historical Museum, and Varner-Hogg Plantation presented various perspectives from the past to the campers, allowing them to recognize the impact of history on their lives, as well as their community today.

Campers participate in an activityCampers participated in living history programs and a wildlife demonstration, experienced what life was like as a Rosenwald School student in the early 1900s, designed a museum exhibit using a personal artifact, completed an architectural survey of a 1830s home, and created a Lego model plantation house.

Campers look into an artifact display caseThe week-long camp concluded with a picnic at Varner-Hogg Plantation for the campers and their parents. This program would not have been made possible without the help of our sponsors and supporters!

Varner-Hogg Plantation is located approximately 60 miles south of Houston and is part of the Texas Independence Trail Region.

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