Life on the Frontier: Laundry

Jul 29 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

outside the San Jacinto Monument

picture of a women doing laundry in a washtub. Text reads: Life on the Frontier: Laundry

Clothes have always gotten dirty, especially on a frontier ranch like the McCormick’s at San Jacinto. Before mechanical washing machines were invented, women relied on scrubbing their family’s clothes against a washboard to clean them, then hanging them up on a line to dry. It could take all day to do a family’s laundry!

Learn how laundry was done in the 1830s and help us clean some bandanas with an old-fashioned washtub and washboard. You might even get to take your bandana home with you once it’s dry!

When: Saturday, July 29, 2023; drop in between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Where: outside the San Jacinto Museum; look for the tent

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

Cost: Free

Note: Program will be canceled in case of rain or strong wind.

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