December 2018


From Prairie to Posh: Christmas Structure Tours

Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 2:30 pm 
Friday, December 7, 14 & 21 at 2:30 PM and lantern led at 6:30 pm

Celebrate the season with family and friends during a guided tour of the “From Prairie to Posh” Christmas exhibit at the Historical Park. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the mid-late 19th century and spotlights how the average "citified" urban versus "country" rural family celebrated Christmas. Guests will be able to compare the similarities and differences in the decorations, gifts, entertainment and attire. 


Christmas Teas

Saturday, December 1 from 1 to 3:30 pm, at the Historical Park

Pre-registration is required

Details coming soon!

Winter Cell Phone Photo 

December 3 – February  

During the bustle of the season or the stillness of a winter day, take a moment to enjoy the new swinging bench in the Old Church garden. If you snap a picture, we ask that you use #fbhistoricalpark and share on social media.  

Painting with Paloma 

Thursday, December 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Ages 16 and up  
Fee: $35 per person, includes supplies; space is limited and pre-registration is required 

Looking for another creative skill to add to your belt? Come explore all types of paint from acrylics to watercolors at the Dodson House.  All skill levels welcome and encouraged, participants will learn how to create watercolor Christmas cards and brush lettering. 

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First Friday 

Friday, December 7 from 10 am to 12 pm

Ages 3 – 6; parents/guardians must stay on-site 
Fee: $2 per person, space is limited and pre-registration is required  

‘Tis the Season!  Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park as celebrate the holly-jolly month of December by trimming the School House tree, creating take home ornaments, snack and a sneak peek at the “From Prairie to Posh” exhibit and more. 

Join us for family friendly First Fridays at the Historical Park! Enjoy an 
educational lesson and hands-on activity/craft every first of the month. 

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Pop Up Progressive Dinner 

Thursday, December 13 from 7 to 9 pm

Ages 21 and up   
Ages: $75 per person, space is limited and pre-registration required at 

Join the Historical Park and RVC Promotions for a special Pop Up Progressive Dinner.  Enjoy the beauty of the Park as you tour the “From Prairie to Posh” exhibit and enjoy courses along the way.

Jingle, Mingle and Gingerbread 

Friday, December 14 from 1 to 2:30 pm

Ages 3 and up  
Fee: $12 adults/$10 kids, space is limited and pre-registration required 

Calling all Christmas lovers! Help the Historical Park celebrate the season with gingerbread at the Dodson House. There will be jingling and mingling, a hands-on craft and enjoy hot cocoa and yummy snacks.  Parents be sure to bring your camera. 

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New Year’s at Noon  

Friday, December 28 from 10 am to 12 pm

Ages 5 – 12 (4 year olds are accepted, provided they have an older sibling present) 
Fee: $15 per child, space is limited and pre-registration required 

Instructor – Samantha Young   
Let your little ones celebrate the New Year at a reasonable hour. Join Miss Samantha for a morning of crafts, snacks, dancing and celebrating as we ring in the New Year at noon at the Dodson House!  Please note:  party snacks and juice will be provided, water bottles are encouraged.  Please contact the instructor if your child has food allergies. #practicallyperfectinthepark 

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