Special Program- White Gold: Cotton in Texas

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 03 2021 .
Oct 2 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Washington, TX

23100 Barrington Ln.
Washington  Texas  77880

cotton in basket

Oct. 2nd & 3rd, 10a – 4p:  

When Dr. Anson Jones and his family lived at Barrington in the 1850’s, selling cotton was the main source of income – a cash crop. To this day, cotton remains a vital component of our daily lives! This special program gives you the hands-on opportunity to work alongside historic interpreters picking and weighing cotton from the fields, and then head to porch of the house to rest and learn what kind of textiles imported from England they could buy using the proceeds of their cash crop! Contact Ben Baumgartner at ben.baumgartner@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information.