Travel back in time to 1850 and explore the original home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. The Jones family lived at the farm for over a decade, building a successful cotton farm with enslaved labor after Texas joined the union. This living history farm is complete with period costumed interpreters using 19th century farming practices for planting, cultivating, harvesting, and working with livestock. Explore the sights and smells of farm life and experience the daily lives of those who came 150 years ago.
Enslaved women and men, such as Mary, Jerry, Willis, and Jake, were an integral part of the full story of Barrington. Cooking a hot meal after a hard day of work was a daily routine and typically included their ration of cured pork...
Experience the bustle of a busy plantation kitchen and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a hearth cooked meal being prepared, and reflect on how Charity and Lucy or Amy would labor to put three meals a day on the table....
The work of a plantation changes with the seasons! Fall is the time to plow our fields, put out warm rugs and curtains in the main house, and keep ahead of the weeds in the kitchen garden. Take a turn with your hand at the plow...
From the Blog
By Andy Rhodes, Managing Editor, The Medallion
To this day, the Republic of Texas captures the imagination of people across the globe. On March 2, 1836, the founders set in motion a series of events which created an identity that transcended politics and still lasts with us.
Some of the Republic’s most legendary locations—San Jacinto Battleground, Washington-on-the-...
On March 2, 1836, while the siege at the Alamo raged, 59 elected delegates gathered in Washington, Texas to declare independence, write a new constitution, and elect an interim government. Risking everything, their actions legitimized the Revolution and changed the world forever.
On March 31, 2021 the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historical Foundaton and Washington-on-the-Brazos State...
Step back in time and experience the period of the Texas Republic in person or virtually at one of these Texas Historical Commission state historic sites.San Felipe de Austin
Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and its museum share the stories of early...
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