Costumed characters will show children how to carry water in buckets from the creek, how to clean rugs by beating them in the yard and how to do other chores on the Texas frontier.

  Longhorn cattle roam the Blackland Prairie once again. Log cabins lead off a tour of new homes in Old Texas.

  Our special Spring Stampede Days on Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11, will make visitors feel like they’re living on the Texas frontier.

  The activities will run from 10-5 each day, celebrating the upcoming first Day of Spring. 

  During Spring Break, it will be a great way for families to stretch their legs in 1800s Texas with games and crafts at our historic home sites. It will also celebrate the 150th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of ”Little House,” and opening of the historic Chisholm Trail cattle drive route.

  On both days, you can ride a real horse-drawn wagon, watch historical reenactments at our restored 1800s home sites and engage in 19th century crafts and other activities. See Longhorn cattle and walk a portion of the Chisholm Trail that crosses the museum property.

  On Saturday, from 1-2 p.m., noted author Carmen Goldthwaite will talk about famous Texas that are profiled in several books she has written: "Three Centuries of Mettle and Moxie" and "Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History." From 3-4 p.m., Austin American-Statesman columnist and author Michael Barnes will talk about "Indelible Austin History" in the two books he has written. Signed books will be available for sale after each presentation.

  Regular admission will be charged. Admission coupons can be used all four days.

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