Self-guided walking tours of our restored historical home sites, exhibits and displays are open for viewing each day Pioneer Farms is open. Farm animals can be viewed and talked to in various pens at the sites. Special daily attractions are listed below.

Check back often, as this page is updated frequently, and programs and schedules may be added to or subtracted up to the day of the event. Schedules are tentative and are subject to change. SITES ARE STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS AND THE NUMBER ON SITE VARIES FROM DAY TO DAY DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY AND TURNOUT.

For information about enrolling in classes, click the Learn & Do tab at the top of our Home Page and view our Catalog of Programs & Activities. enrollment must be completed at least one week in advance.

 

UPCOMING events

OLD-FASHIONED INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL at all sites. 10-5. $10.  See details.

 

current exhibits

HENRY & BEN special exhibit about military officer Henry Orsay and outlaw marshal Ben Thompson. In the Orsay House. 

INDELIBLE HISTORY special exhibit of inkwells owned by famous Americans and Texans,. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner.

FREEDOM'S COLORS special display of historic independence flags. In Wessels Hall. 

TIKWAN-TIK exhibit about the Tonkawa Indians in Central Texas. In the Aynesworth-Wright House. 

HISTORIC AUSTIN CARRIAGES and buggies in an exclusive exhibit. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner. 

TRAILING NORTH: The Chisholm Trail at 150 special exhibit with real Longhorn cattle. Aynesworth-Wright House.

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

 

Monday-Friday, June 18-22

CRAFTSMAN CLASS IN TOOLMAKING at the Smithy. Five days, 9-3 each day. $700. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, June 22

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, June 23

DECORATIVE METALWORKING class at the Smithy. Two days, 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BASIC WEAVING class at the Sprinkle Classroom. 10-2. $60. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: MAKING AN HEIRLOOM class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, June 24

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner rRange. 10-11:30. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

DECORATIVE METALWORK class at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class.

 

Friday, June 29

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, June 30

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

sunday, july 1

INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL PROGRAM at Sprinkle Corner and other sites. 10-4. Regular admission.

 

Friday, July 6

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, July 7

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class at the Smithy. Two-day class, 10-3 each day. $150. Enroll at last a week in advance. Enroll now.

POTTERY: THE BASICS class at the Sprinkle Classroom. $10-12, 2-4. $85. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, June 8

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, July 13

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday,. July 14

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class at the Smithy.  Two days, 10-3 each day. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

SAY CHEESE: THE BASICS class at the Texian Farm. 10-2. $55. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: MAKING AN ADIRONDACK at the Carpentry Shop. $10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, July 15

WOODWORKING: MAKING AN HEIRLOOM class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture on women in Texas history. 1-3. $10. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, July 20

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, July 21

KNIFEMAKING class at the Smithy. Two days, 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, July 22

FRUIT TREES: THE BASICS class at the Sprinkle Classroom. 1-5. $40. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

KNIFEMAKING class at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class.

 

Friday, July 27

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, July 28

DECORATIVE METALWORK class at the Smithy. Two days, 10-3. 

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, July 29

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, AUGUST 3

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, AUGUST 4

BASIC BLACKSMITHING demonstration and class at the Smithy. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: WOOD FINISHING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, AUGUST 5

BASIC BLACKSMITHING demonstration at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class. 10-3. Free.

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BACKYARD FARMING class at the Sprinkle Corner classroom. 1-4. $40. Enroll at least a week in advance.  Enroll now.

 

Friday, AUGUST 10

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, AUGUST 11

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: MAKE AN ADIRONDACK CHAIR class. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, AUGUST 12

WOODWORKING: MAKE AN HEIRLOOM class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle CornerRange. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture on famous women in Texas history at various sites. 1-3. $10. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, AUGUST 17

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, AUGUST 18

BASID HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, AUGUST 19

WOODWORKING: MAKE AN ADIRONDACK CHAIR class. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

DROP SPINDLE SPINNING class at the Textile Room. 10-2. $65. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: WOOD FINISHING class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

KNIFEMAKING class at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class.

 

Friday, AUGUST 24

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, AUGUST 25

BASIC BLACKSMITHING demonstration and class at the Smithy. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

CROCHET BASICS class at the Texian Farm. 10-2. $60. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: MAKE AN HEIRLOOM class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, AUGUST 26

BASIC BLACKSMITHING demonstration at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class. 10-3. Free.

SOAPMAKING class at the Sprinkle Corner classroom. 10-2. $50. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BACKYARD FARMING class at the Sprinkle Corner classroom. 1-4. $40. Enroll at least a week in advance.  Enroll now.