Star of the Republic Museum

2018-2019 Calendar of Events

A variety of special events and activities are planned throughout the year at the Star of the Republic Museum and Washington-on-the-Brazos. The following descriptions provide a glimpse of the many ways visitors can step back in time and experience early 19th century Texas. For additional information on these or other activities, please contact the museum at 936-878-2461. Check back often as more events will be added to the calendar as information becomes available!

Temporary Exhibit: "So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas," Visit Now!

The Star of the Republic Museum presents, “So Others Could Follow: Four Centuries of Maps that Define Texas,” beginning March 3, 2018. This exhibit explores how, without maps, we would not be able to envision the shape of Texas, something which has now become so distinct. Using maps from the Museum's collection, the story of how early explorers created, what features these individuals thought it was important to show, and how that changed over time. The exhibit features a 1561 map by Girolamo Ruscelli and John Senex's 1721 map, as well as others.

Runaway Scrape Escape, Accepting Reservations Now!

After his victory at the Alamo, Santa Anna and his army are on their way, you must quickly determine what to take on your journey and make your way to safety with the help of your friends and family.

This is the Runaway Scrape Escape, the newest program at the Star of the Republic Museum. Guests, ages 10 and up, must use teamwork and problem solving skills to decipher puzzles and riddles in order to get out of the room in the 45-minute time limit. This is a perfect activity for families, groups of friends, and Texas History buffs!

To make a reservation, please fill out this form, there is an eight-person limit per time slot. Time slots start at 10:00am, for every hour, with the last one being at 3:00pm. No guests under the age of 10 will be allowed in the room. Walk-ups are allowed, but we cannot guarantee any time slots will be available.

Cost:
$15 for adults, $13 for students, includes admission to the Museum.
$10 for Blinn employees and students

The program will be held on the following Saturdays:
November 16, 2019 and January 18, 2020

For more information on the Runaway Scrape Escape, call 936-878-2461 or email Donna Barker, Visitor Services Coordinator.

Hands-on History, Saturdays

On the third Saturday of the month through May and then every Saturday from June-August, the museum will offer a hands-on craft activity for children, free of charge. The craft will be available throughout the day, as long as supplies last.
September 21: Floating Ball Toys   
October 19: Native American Spinning Snakes   

Homeschool Days, September & October 2019

The Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm are pleased to present a program specifically for home school families. On the second and fourth Wednesdays in September and October, the staff at the museum and the farm will present Childhood in Early Texas, an interactive, hands-on program for the entire family. Discover what life was like for a child in the mid-19th century during a visit to this historic site. In the museum, learn about childhood chores, clothes, and schools, and then make some old-fashioned toys to take home. Take a break with a picnic lunch in the pecan grove along the Brazos River. At Barrington Farm, experience life on an early Texas farm, complete with a stroll through the cotton field, picking a boll or two along the way. $8.00 students/$6.00 adults. Call 936-878-2461 x 236 for more information. Click here for reservations! .

Night at the Museum featuring Tavern Tales October 19, 2019 6:30-9:00 pm

Take the family on a sundown wagon ride by Barrington Plantation and see Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site in a new way! As you wander by the museum, you will meet a friendly guide who will invite you to the local tavern where you may encounter some residents from the Old Washington cemetery. Inside the museum, tour by flashlight and watch the exhibits come to life. Appropriate for all ages.
Admission $8/adults, $5/students/children, Free for Blinn students/employees with current ID.
Call 936-878-2461 or email donna.barker@blinn.edu for more information.