May 6-7: Good Gardening
Keeping gardens weeded, watered, and in good order was considered part of a woman’s daily duty in 1800s Texas. It contributed to a varied diet and survival in 1850. Lend a hand to help water, plant, or weed as necessary to help our gardens get ready for summer.
May 13-14: Plows & Petticoats: A Woman’s Role
Learn what life was like for women in the 1850s! Sewing, cleaning, cooking, and childcare comprise the main elements of the “Domestic Sphere” of 19th-century women. Areas of responsibility change when explored from the perspective of a mother, like Mrs. Jones, or an enslaved woman, like Mary, in the field.