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

PRAIRIE FAMILY CHRISTMAS featuring caroling, Victorian Santa, live music, ornament crafts. Saturday nights in December.


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

   

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: PRAIRIE FAMILY CHRISTMAS event with Santa, caroling hayride, live music and more. 6-9 pm. $10 a person.

Blazing Bows children’s fiddling team at 6, Singing Cowboy Jesse White at 7 and Rollback Ramblers Texas swing band at 8.


SUNDAY, December 16

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing and Woodworking.

GOAT YOGA in the Sprinkle Corner town square. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets.

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: PRAIRIE FAMILY CHRISTMAS event with music, caroling hayride, live music and more. 6-9 pm. $10 a person.

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


SUNDAY, December 23

FEATURED: PRAIRIE FAMILY CHRISTMAS daytime activities. 10-5. Regular admission.

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


DECEMBER 24-JANUARY 3

Closed through the holidays to give our volunteers time to be with their families at Christmas and New Year’s. Museum reopens Friday, January 4.