All Historic Site Events

April 2020

April 2

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

April 4

Walk/Run, 5K/10K, along the Castroville Historic Walking Tour Route, including Landmark Inn State Historic Site.

Proceeds benefit Parks and Recreation and beautification of the Castroville area, and covers the Walk/Run/Ride, event shirt, rest stop support, and choice of breakfast or lunch.

You must register at active.com

Landmark Inn State Historic Site is one venue of...

April 4

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Join the Eisenhower Birthplace staff in this annual event with an egg scramble (hunt) followed by egg roll races, which pays homage to the Eisenhower’s Era traditional Easter Egg Roll on the Whitehouse lawn, and other activities.  Egg scrambles -- with three fields for different age groups -- begin promptly at 10 AM.  Please bring your own...

April 4

April 4th & 5th, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, 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 and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal...

April 5

April 4th & 5th, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, 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 and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal...

April 10

Governor Hogg purchased the property that became the Varner-Hogg Plantation in 1901 to have a home where his children could join him on school vacations and holidays. He probably would have enjoyed the sight of hundreds of children searching for Easter eggs filled with candy and toys at his home! Join us as "Governor Hogg," along with his pal, The Easter Bunny, reads The Tale of Peter Rabbit...

April 11

April 11th & 12th, 10a – 4p:
Women in the mid-Victorian period were expected to be concerned about, and very involved in, life around the home. How did their education, for daughters like Sarah Jones, maintain expectations for that lifestyle as they grew up? Discussions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., for more information contact Barb King at 936-878-2214.

April 11

“To support the health and safety of our community, we are suspending all public programs, group tours, and field trips through April 30. The Confederate Reunion Grounds remains open at this time, and we will continue to implement rigorous cleaning routines in accordance with CDC recommendations. As we monitor the situation regarding COVID-19, we will share any updates to our offerings as they...

April 12

April 11th & 12th, 10a – 4p:
Women in the mid-Victorian period were expected to be concerned about, and very involved in, life around the home. How did their education, for daughters like Sarah Jones, maintain expectations for that lifestyle as they grew up? Discussions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., for more information contact Barb King at 936-878-2214.

April 17

NOTE: This event has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic illness COVID-19 (coronavirus). The event has not been rescheduled at this time. Check back for updates on this page.

 

This year, the San Jacinto Festival will have a special treat for our local students. On Friday, April 17th, we're hosting the first annual 1836 Timeline, an immersive, educational...

April 18

NOTE: This event has been canceled due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic illness COVID-19 (coronavirus). The event has not been rescheduled at this time. Check back for updates on this page.

 

Join us on Saturday, April 18the from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm for a day of fun, food, music and reenactments celebrating the 184th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. This family-...

April 18

April 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on April 13, 1854 – “Ridged up balance of cotton ground, planted cotton in the new field.” Cotton is King! Like most settlers in Texas, Dr. Jones did not grow cotton to make homespun clothes, but rather typically shipped it out of the country (often England) in exchange for cash money. Come help us ridge up and plant Dr....

April 18

Travel back in time to where a nation was born in 1836.  On the third Saturday of each month, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing bring to life the people and events of Old Washington providing a unique opportunity to discover various aspects of life surrounding the birth of the Republic of Texas.  The program features activities suited for the entire family.  Try your hand at...

April 18

Join us under the Live Oaks at our Visitor Center to shop local and support area farmers.  Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and much more!  For more information or to become a vendor contact Celeste Doty at 936-878-2214 x230.

April 18

Join us on April 18th and create your own pysanky/pysanki or kraslice egg, a traditional Eastern European easter egg!

We'll provide a real egg and you can make your own design or use one of the many patterns available.

We have a limited number of eggs available and we recommend this craft for children ages 6-16.  We will have coloring sheets for our friends under 6.

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April 19

April 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on April 13, 1854 – “Ridged up balance of cotton ground, planted cotton in the new field.” Cotton is King! Like most settlers in Texas, Dr. Jones did not grow cotton to make homespun clothes, but rather typically shipped it out of the country (often England) in exchange for cash money. Come help us ridge up and plant Dr....

April 23

Dr. Bruce Winders, former Curator of History, the Alamo, speaks to the fascinating life of Alamo Defender, William B. Travis. Bring a Friend and come out for this special evening event.

 

April 25

April 25th & 26th, 10a – 4p:
They may not have had Spotify in the 19th century, but Texans have always enjoyed a catchy tune. Lucky for us, if they really liked a song - they wrote it down! So come on down to the farm and listen to some of the most popular music of yesteryear. Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214.

April 26

April 25th & 26th, 10a – 4p:
They may not have had Spotify in the 19th century, but Texans have always enjoyed a catchy tune. Lucky for us, if they really liked a song - they wrote it down! So come on down to the farm and listen to some of the most popular music of yesteryear. Contact Barb King for more information at 936-878-2214.

May 2020

May 1

 

Texas Archeological Society - "Archeology 101 Academy" avocational training will be held from May 1st to the 3rd. If you are interested in learning more about archeological techniques and about the Texas Archeological Society, visit: http://www.txarch.org to register. Participants must be current TAS members and there is a $100 training fee. The training will be held in the Old 300...

May 1

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

May 2

May 2nd & 3rd, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, 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 and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal...

May 3

May 2nd & 3rd, 10a – 4p:
Enslaved men and women, such as Jerry, Mary, 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 and cornmeal supplemented with seasonal vegetables from their garden. Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal...

May 7

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

May 9

May 9th & 10th - Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women, 10a-4p:
From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the main elements of “The Arts and Mysteries of Housewifery.” Did a woman’s role change when she moved to the rough and tumble frontier of Texas? Hear some stories...

May 10

May 9th & 10th - Plows & Petticoats: True Texas Women, 10a-4p:
From an early age, most Victorian women were trained for the worthy profession of caring for a family. Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprised the main elements of “The Arts and Mysteries of Housewifery.” Did a woman’s role change when she moved to the rough and tumble frontier of Texas? Hear some stories...

May 14

Site Manager, Bryan McAuley is traveling to join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas at their state convention in Spring, TX. Bryan is the keynote speaker on May 14th at the opening ceremonies. 

His program is entitled, Stephen F. Austin, "Visionaries of Victory". 

For more information about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and their convention, visit this website:...

May 15

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On May 15th, we will be reading and discussing Educated by Tara Westover.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the meeting to start the...

May 16

After his victory at the Alamo, Santa Anna and his army are on their way, you must quickly determine what to take on your journey and make your way to safety with the help of your friends and family.

This is the Runaway Scrape Escape, the newest program at the Star of the Republic Museum. Guests, ages 10 and up, must use teamwork and problem solving skills to decipher puzzles and...

May 16

May 16th & 17th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds are tall, it’s time to cultivate! Come help us clear between the rows of our field crops using our single ox and walk-behind cultivator! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

May 16

Join us on May 16th and make your mom a card! We'll have cutouts that you can dress and personalize to celebrate the special woman in your life.

The activity is free with paid admission and will be from 11-4 pm or until supplies run out.

May 16

Song and dance have been part of the Texan experience since people have lived in Texas up through today. 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing on Saturday, May 16, 2020 in the afternoon. Featured performances will be announced closer to May, but currently include the Alsatian Dancers of Texas and an ensemble from Medina Valley Independent School District. Save the Date...

May 17

May 16th & 17th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on May 14, 1850 - “Finished ploughing and hoeing corn first time.” The crops are short and the weeds are tall, it’s time to cultivate! Come help us clear between the rows of our field crops using our single ox and walk-behind cultivator! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

May 23

This Saturday, the Confederate Reunion Grounds will leave the gates open until 10:00 pm to allow the community to come out and see the luminary display. 

This display has been done the past few years as a way to honor the idea of Memorial Day. Entrace after 5:00 pm is free. 

"Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country,...

May 28

Texas State University professor and former Texas Historical Commission historian, Dan Utley, presents a program about his research into golf courses associated with Texas history sites - just in time for Father's Day! Bring a friend and come out for this special evening event. For the most current information about scheduled events and programs go to http://www.visitsanfelipedeaustin.com or...

May 30

May 30th & 31st, 10a-4p:

Garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the garden by the Quarters and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

May 31

May 30th & 31st, 10a-4p:

Garden kept by those enslaved at Barrington provided diversity to an otherwise bland diet, and more importantly filled the gaps in nutrition. Join us as explore the heirloom varieties growing in the garden by the Quarters and take home a few seeds to start your own garden! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

June 2020

June 4

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

June 5

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

June 6

June 6th & 7th, 10a-4p:
Spring cleaning is a yearly ritualfor which modern conveniences have obliterated the need. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is much more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

June 7

June 6th & 7th, 10a-4p:
Spring cleaning is a yearly ritualfor which modern conveniences have obliterated the need. Preparing the house for warmer weather, chasing out cobwebs and dirt, scrubbing walls and floors, is much more laborious than cleaning today. Help wash windows, beat rugs, and wash and wax furniture as needed. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

June 8

Explore the world above and below your feet! Science and history can be found along the Medina River at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site. Master Teacher Madaline Sherrill returns with her engaging summer camp for children ages 4 to 6, 8:30-10:30 each day.

June 10

Interdisciplinary science with a dose of history can be found along the Medina River at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site. Master Teacher Madaline Sherrill returns with her engaging summer camp for children ages 7 to 12, 8:30-11:30 each day.

June 13

June 13th & 14th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and patience, but it can be highly rewarding! Come help us haul water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-...

June 14

June 13th & 14th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on July 19, 1846 – “Ripe peaches from my Orchard at Barrington.” Caring for an orchard takes skill and patience, but it can be highly rewarding! Come help us haul water and cultivate the orchard as you learn about heirloom trees and fruit growing in the 19th century! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-...

June 15

Explore the world above and below your feet! Science and history can be found along the Medina River at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site. Master Teacher Madaline Sherrill returns with her engaging summer camp for children ages 4 to 6, 8:30-10:30 each day.

June 17

Interdisciplinary science with a dose of history can be found along the Medina River at the Landmark Inn State Historic Site. Master Teacher Madaline Sherrill returns with her engaging summer camp for children ages 7 to 12, 8:30-11:30 each day.

June 19

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On June 19th, we will be reading and discussing American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton.

If you can’t make a meeting...

June 20

June 20th & 21st, 10a – 4p
In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join us for a day of recreation and relaxation! Try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field for a demonstration of the 1850’s method for taking wild game with a...

June 21

June 20th & 21st, 10a – 4p
In their leisure time, Dr. Anson Jones and his sons enjoyed a variety of gentlemanly pursuits, including card playing, hunting, and fishing. Join us for a day of recreation and relaxation! Try your luck at cards while sitting in the cool of the dogtrot of the house, or head to the field for a demonstration of the 1850’s method for taking wild game with a...

July 2020

July 2

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

July 3

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

July 4

July 4th. 10a – 4p:
Join us for a 1850s style Independence Day celebration! Musket firing, toasts and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will commemorate the day. Bring your own picnic basket, and enjoy al-fresco dining, just like Dr. Jones writes about in his journal. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

July 11

July 11th & 12th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches) of fodder from our corn crop! Contact Ben...

July 12

July 11th & 12th, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones penned in his journal on July 13, 1854 – “Commenced taking corn blade fodder.” Although very few ears of corn were used to feed livestock, the dried leaves of the corn plants made excellent hay (fodder) that could be fed out to them as needed to supplement foraging. Come pull and make “hands” (bunches) of fodder from our corn crop! Contact Ben...

July 17

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On July 17th, we will be reading and discussing The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the...

July 18

July 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:
What games do you like to play? Young Texans wouldn’t get much free time in the nineteenth century, but it wasn’t all work and no play for farming families. Come play with us and learn some games kids would have enjoyed at Barrington in 1850. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

July 19

July 18th & 19th, 10a – 4p:
What games do you like to play? Young Texans wouldn’t get much free time in the nineteenth century, but it wasn’t all work and no play for farming families. Come play with us and learn some games kids would have enjoyed at Barrington in 1850. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

July 24

At this year's Bonham Quilt Hop, July 24th-25th, 2020, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will be one of ten area locations hosting vintage quilts, sharing the history of these unique hand-stitched textiles and those who created them. Our Visitor Center will have on display a selection of quilts, quilt blocks, and quilt tops from the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site’s Eva...

July 24

Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, July 24th at the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site.  Sign-in will be at the Maxey House from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. for the sleepover.  After introductions, Livingston is inviting all his new friends to stay for a story and snack beginning...

July 25

At this year's Bonham Quilt Hop, July 24th-25th, 2020, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will be one of ten area locations hosting vintage quilts, sharing the history of these unique hand-stitched textiles and those who created them. Our Visitor Center will have on display a selection of quilts, quilt blocks, and quilt tops from the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site’s Eva...

July 25

July 25th & 26th, 10a – 4p:
Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more...

July 26

July 25th & 26th, 10a – 4p:
Though free time for those enslaved at Barrington was typically limited to Sundays and occasional holidays, time off provided an opportunity to rest and enjoy a variety of games, music, and entertainment. Come learn how Jerry, Mary, or Willis might have spent their time off. Make and take a clay marble home with you! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more...

August 2020

August 1

August 1st & 2nd, 10a, 1p, 3p
Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s down on the Farm for a period school lesson, while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! For more information please call Barb King at 936-878-2214.

August 2

August 1st & 2nd, 10a, 1p, 3p
Fancy learning 1850’s style? You can mind your manners and your ABC’s down on the Farm for a period school lesson, while getting ready to head back for your upcoming school year! For more information please call Barb King at 936-878-2214.

August 6

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

August 7

Looking for something to do over your lunch?  Join us at the Maxey House for fun and educational discussions during our Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series.  On the first Friday of every month, speakers from and around Paris will be on site to discuss different topics related to the site's and Paris's history.  Bring your lunch and join us in discovering a side of Paris you've never seen before!...

August 8

August 8th & 9th, 11a – 2p:
Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can finish out the day strong!...

August 9

August 8th & 9th, 11a – 2p:
Taking a break, or “nooning,” in the heat of the day helped 19th century farmers renew their energy on a long day in the blazing Texas sun! A little rest, food, water, and shade goes a long way. Pack a lunch and join us under the cottonwood trees by the crop fields as we take a break from our labors and recover so that we can finish out the day strong!...

August 15

August 15th & 16th, 10a – 4p:
Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

August 16

August 15th & 16th, 10a – 4p:
Come stay cool with us in the heat of summer and discover what early Texans did to stay cool. Without modern A.C. you might be surprised at how comfortable you can be in a Texas summer. Contact Barb King for details at 936-878-2214.

August 21

Join us as we continue the Maxey House Book Club! Every month, we will get together and discuss a different book. We will meet in person at the Blind Pig, located at 129 South Main Street in downtown Paris, at 7 pm.  On August 21st, we will be reading and discussing All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy.

If you can’t make a meeting in person or you just can't wait until the...

August 22

August 22nd & 23rd, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

August 23

August 22nd & 23rd, 10a – 4p:
Dr. Jones noted in his journal on Aug. 4, 1847 - “Thrashed out rye”. Now that our grain crop has been harvested, it’s time to thresh and winnow it to separate seed from stalk. Come help us make our harvest ready to be ground into flour! Contact Ben Baumgartner for more information at 936-878-2214.

August 29

August 29th & 30th, 10a – 4p:
There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas. Contact Barb King for details at 936-...

August 30

August 29th & 30th, 10a – 4p:
There are 1,774 miles between Anson Jones’ hometown in Great Barrington Massachusetts and where he lived in Washington Texas. How on earth did he get there? Long distance travelers in 19th century America have quite a commute! Stop by the farm and see how folks like Dr. Jones embarked on their travels through Texas. Contact Barb King for details at 936-...

September 2020

September 3

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

October 2020

October 1

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

November 2020

November 5

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

November 14

Last year was so much fun, we have decided to host another Chili Cook-off this Fall!

Chefs: Admission is $10.00 to enter your chili. Please have chili cooked and ready to go in a crock-pot or similar container. Plugs will be available for you to plug into. Please set aside a cup or so of chili out of your crock-pot for judges to taste. Please get to the Site early to set up!

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December 2020

December 3

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...

January 2021

January 7

What could be better than enjoying a wonderful storybook on the porches of Varner-Hogg’s Main House and cottages? Join us every first and third Thursday to share a storybook that introduces early readers to history and cultures around the world with themes that explore diversity, friendship, compassion and inclusion. Plus, children may bring their own favorite storybooks to share and...