Life on the Frontier: Butter Churning

Aug 19 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

One Monument Circle
La Porte, TX 77571

graphic with a drawing of a woman churning butter. Text reads: Life on the Frontier: Butter Churning

On an active cattle ranch like the McCormick’s at San Jacinto, the family would have churned butter a couple of times a week. Once the cows were milked, the milk was left to settle so the cream could rise to the top. The cream was then skimmed off and added to a churn, where the constant motion produced butter by separating the yellow fat from the buttermilk.

Join us at our butter churning demonstration and make your own butter using both a dash churn and a shake jar. You’ll even get to try your butter!

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023; drop in between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age Range: Kids 5+; younger children are welcome, but will need to have an adult to help.

Cost: Free with purchase of ticket to the San Jacinto Museum.

For more information, email or call 281-479-2431.