San Jacinto Family Day: Life on the Frontier - Butter Making

Mar 4 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

Graphic showing a picture of a woman in period costume showing a little girl how to churn butter. Text reads: San Jacinto Family Day March Life on the Frontier: Butter Making

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 March San Jacinto Family Day program to try your hand at churning butter using both a dash churn and a shake jar. You’ll even get to take your butter home with you!

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023; drop in between 11:00 a.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. On Family Day, kids are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Note: The San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield Association and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site are excited to announce the San Jacinto Family Day program. Every first Saturday of the month, we are offering a hands-on, interactive program designed to be enjoyed as a family. Child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family! While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families.

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