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Home-School Day

The days when children were schooled at home, when Texans lived simple lives, in close-knit families, with straight-spoken ways and a strong work ethic return on Friday, Sept. 12, when homeschooling families in Central Texas and the general public can come and see where and how the original home-schooling took place.

Travel back in time and explore Texas history up close and personal — with a discount admission of $3 a person. Come see the homes where most of Texas' schooling once took place. No reservations are required.

See real-life Lone Star history at our 1841 Tonkawa Encampment where the first Texans once camped (for real), our 1868 German Emigrant Farm where the Kruger Family once lived with 13 children in a one-room log cabin, our 1873 Texian Farm where the Jourdan Family once homesteaded after traveling cross-country in a wagon from Tennessee, our 1886 Cotton Planter's Farm where Judge James Bell once lived with his home-schooled family, and our 1899 Sprinkle Corner village, a replicated farming community at the edge of the 20th century.

Activities will include historical demonstrations, reenactments at our historical sites and fun and games for kids of all ages.

Plan to come early and spend the day!

Schedule: Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Admission: Special, one-day price of $3 a person. Open to the public as well as home-school families. Reservations are not required.