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 programs and activities. enrollment must be completed at least one week in advance.

 

UPCOMING events

GREAT PIONEER PUMPKIN PATCH open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Halloween in Sprinkle Corner entrance village.

AUSTIN CELTIC FESTIVAL at Sprinkle Corner on Nov. 3-4. Museum closed those days.

CHISHOLM TRAIL DAY at Sprinkle Corner on Nov. 11 with music, wagon rides, more. 10-5. Regular admission.


current exhibits

NEW: TWO-STEPPIN' ACROSS TEXAS special exhibit about Lone Star dance halls and history. In Wessels Hall.

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.

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

   

Friday, November 2

The museum will be closed for the day due to the Austin Celtic Festival.

 

Saturday, november 3

The museum will be closed for the day due to the Austin Celtic Festival.

Sunday, October 28

The museum will be closed for the day due to the Austin Celtic Festival.

friday, november 9

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

SATURDAY, November 10

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and woodworking

WEBELOS WOODS Boy Scout campout and public show in Sprinkle Corner. 10-5.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

YOUTH WOODWORKING class and demonstration in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

CHEESEMAKING class and demonstration at the Texian Farm. 10-2.

SUNDAY, November 11

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and woodworking

CHISHOLM TRAIL DAY special event with horse-drawn wagon rides, music, special activities, more in Sprinkle Corner. 10-5.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

BASKETWEAVING class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. 1-4.

ARCHERY class and demonstration at the Texian Farm. 10-1130.

FRIDAY, November 16

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

SATURDAY, November 17

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

YOUTH WOODWORKING: Making an Heirloom demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

RAISING BACKYARD CHICKENS class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. 10-1.

SUNDAY, November 18

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

WOODWORKING: MAKING AN HEIRLOOM demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture and walking tour about women in Texas history at various sites. 1-3.

FRIDAY, November 23

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

SATURDAY, November 24

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

SUNDAY, November 25

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner range. 10-1.

FRIDAY, November 20

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

SATURDAY, December 1

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

WOODWORKING: ADIRONDACK CHAIRS class and demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

FEATURED: VICTORIAN CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS event with music, hayride and more. 6-10 pm.

SUNDAY, December 2

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

WOODWORKING: WOOD FINISHING demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

FRIDAY, December 7

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

SATURDAY, December 8

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

YOUTH WOODWORKING: Hand-Tool Techniques demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

FEATURED: VICTORIAN CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS event with music, hayride and more. 6-10 pm.

SUNDAY, December 9

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

DECORATIVE METALWORK class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner range. 10-1.

FRIDAY, December 14

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

SATURDAY, December 15

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

YOUTH WOODWORKING: Making an Heirloom demonstration and class in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

FEATURED: VICTORIAN CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS event with music, hayride and more. 6-10 pm.

SUNDAY, December 16

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration in the Smithy. Sprinkle Corner. 10-3.

WOODWORKING: MAKING AN HEIRLOOM class and demonstration in the Carpentry Shop. 10-2.

RAISING BACKYARD CHICKENS class and demonstration in Sprinkle Corner. 10-1.

FRIDAY, December 21

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

SATURDAY, December 22

FEATURED: VICTORIAN CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS event with music, hayride and more. 6-10 pm.

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

SUNDAY, December 23

FEATURED: VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS activities and hayride. 10-5.

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