Starr Family Home State Historic Site Events

October 2017

October 21

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy our 19th century toys and games, viewing living history demonstrations and making their won old-time crafts.  The Rusk County Dulcimers will play and talk to guests about the history of the dulcimer.

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October 31

Come Trick or Treat at our house! Goodies will be given to children only, but all guests can view the first floor of Maplecroft, play games and make a not-so-scary monster bookmark! "The Hallo-Wiener" by Dav Pilkey will be read at 7 pm and 8 pm.

November 2017

November 18

In this workshop, guests will create their own Christmas terrarium in a gallon-size jar.  All materials provided including live plants and assorted Christmas decorations and ribbons.  

Two sessions are offered for this workshop: 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm.  Reservations are required with payment due at the time of reservation.  Space is limited.

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December 2017

December 8

Treat yourself to a very special Christmas night out at Starr Family Home’s Maplecroft Candlelight tours. This is your chance to step back in time and see how the holidays were celebrated in the 1880s. All rooms will be bathed in the soft glow of candlelight as you take in the holiday decorations and talk to staff and costumed interpreters about nineteenth century Christmas traditions. Feel...

December 9

Treat yourself to a very special Christmas night out at Starr Family Home’s Maplecroft Candlelight tours. This is your chance to step back in time and see how the holidays were celebrated in the 1880s. All rooms will be bathed in the soft glow of candlelight as you take in the holiday decorations and talk to staff and costumed interpreters about nineteenth century Christmas traditions. Feel...

December 15

Treat yourself to a very special Christmas night out at Starr Family Home’s Maplecroft Candlelight tours. This is your chance to step back in time and see how the holidays were celebrated in the 1880s. All rooms will be bathed in the soft glow of candlelight as you take in the holiday decorations and talk to staff and costumed interpreters about nineteenth century Christmas traditions. Feel...

December 16

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
A abbreviated version of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by John Dement, Associate Professor of Theatre, East Texas Baptist University....