Hands-on History

There’s nothing quite like taking the time to check out the old George Ranch in Richmond, but it’s especially enticing when there are events like Hands-On History. This series of historic-themed experiences is taking place throughout the summer, and they’re adding a bit of extra oomph to an already awesome ranch. Kids (and adults, of course) can learn about the 1930s art of latch hooking, with Ms. Mamie teaching about the intricacies of fiber arts with a hands-on demonstration. Or if hooking ain’t your thing, there’s always the 1860s sugar cane pressing — sweet tooths are welcome — or the 1890s greenhouse planting. The history is entwined with the lessons, so it’s a bit of knowledge with a whole lot of fun, and that combination makes it right for just about anybody, no matter the age.

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through August 30. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. For information, call 281-343-0218 or visit georgeranch.org. $5 to $10.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Starts: July 10. Continues through Aug. 30, 2014

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Angelica Leicht
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