Historical Park Special Events

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Star Party


Tuesday, April 24 (alternate weather date Thursday, April 26)
Tuesday, May 15 (alternate weather date Thursday, May 17)


Sunset to 9 pm
Free


Farmers Branch Historical Park – Meadow

Depending on the date, telescopes will be focused on Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, the Moon, Planetary Nebulae, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters, Orion Nebula and Double Stars.


Watering Can Cell Phone Photo


March 1 – May 31


Looking for an unforgettable cell phone photo opportunity? A kid’s life-size watering can will be in the Dodson north lawn. If you snap a picture, we ask that you use #fbhistoricalpark and share on social media.


Creative Movement


Monday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Monday, May 7, 14 & 21


10 – 10:40 am

Monday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2 & 9

Monday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27


9 – 9:45 am

Ages 3 – 5; parents/guardians must stay on-site
April $30   Register here
May $18   Register here
June/July (six weeks) $36   Register here
August $24   Register here 

Instructor – Samantha Young
Farmers Branch Historical Park – class will begin and end at Mary’s Garden


Developing coordination and creativity through dance in an outdoor setting that encourages exploration and adventure through movement. Children should dress in flexible clothing and close-toed shoes, and are encouraged to bring a water bottle.


Come Fly A Kite!


Sunday, April 22
Sunday, May 27


12:30 – 5:30 pm

Farmers Branch Historical Park – Meadow

Bring your own kite from home to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and enjoy an afternoon soaring in the Park’s meadow. Take home instructions on how to make your own kite.


Vintage Base Ball Practice


Thursday, April 26
Thursday, May 10 


6 - 7 pm 
Free


Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Meadow

Members of the Farmers Branch Mustangs will work off the winter by practicing fielding, batting and more. Anyone interested in joining the Mustangs or with an interest in Vintage Base Ball is invited to join us.

Vintage Base Ball Games


Saturday, April 28

Saturday, May 12


1 pm 
Free

Saturday, June 30
Saturday, July 21
Saturday, September 22


11 am 
Free

Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Meadow

Come out and support the Farmers Branch Mustangs as they play against a local opponent in a game of vintage base ball.

Bridal Workshop:  Brush Lettering & Calligraphy

Saturday, April 28


2 - 4 pm 
$30 per person, includes supplies    Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Instructor ~ Paloma Nadine

Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Dodson House 

Gather your bridal party and take a class in brush lettering and calligraphy.


Get Outside and Move! (Kid Fitness)


Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

 
4 – 4:45 pm
Ages 6 – 10
May $24   Register here


Instructor – Samantha Young 
Farmers Branch Historical Park – class will begin and end at the flagpole

Helping kids get in shape through fitness games and movement in a wonderful outdoor setting.  Children should dress in flexible clothing, close-toed shoes and are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

A Watercolor Modern Flower Workshop

Saturday, May 5


2 - 4 pm 
$30 per person, includes supplies    Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Instructor ~ Paloma Nadine

Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Dodson House 

Have you always wanted to try your hand at watercolors in a unique setting?  If so, this is the right class for you.  

Mums & Sons Garden Party

Sunday, May 6


1 - 3 pm 
$8 per person,  Register here
$20 three or more in the same family (limit four)   Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Farmers Branch Historical Park 

Looking for a way to treat mom?  Join us for the first annual Mums & Sons; activities will include lawn games, a commemorative picture, scavenger hunt, snacks and at take home hand-made gift for mom.


Lawn Games at the Historical Park


Sunday, May 13


12:30 – 5:30 pm
Free

Farmers Branch Historical Park – Dodson south lawn 

Stop by the Dodson south lawn for a friendly game of washers, horse shoes and giant pick up sticks. Bragging rights will be awarded. Why not make an afternoon of it and pack a picnic too?

Victorian Fencing Demonstration


Sunday, May 20

Sunday, June 17


1 - 4 pm 
Free

Farmers Branch Historical Park 

The Victorian Fencing Society will be offering free demonstrations.  Come and watch, learn and practice the late 19th century art of swordplay with foils and sabres.   Gentlemen and ladies of all ages, are encouraged to come and enjoy.  No experience is necessary and safety equipment is provided.

Getting the Story Started


Sunday, May 20


3 - 4 pm 
$5 per person    Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Instructor ~ Dara Jones

Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Dodson House 

Have you always wanted to record a family story or interview a relative but didn't know where to start?  If so, this is the class for you!   Join us as we discuss how to get the story started and share tips and resources to get you recording your family's history in no time!

Bee Day


Wednesday, May 23


10 – 11:30 am
$2 per person   Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Have you always wanted to know about bee but were to scared to ask?   Join us, for a family friendly event as we discover the wonderful world of bees!  Activities will include a show and tell, crafts and honey tasting.


Memorial Day 


Monday, May 28


Farmers Branch Historical Park open 8 am – 5 pm

Visit the Historical Park and give the secret code (found on the Historical Park’s Facebook page the week before Memorial Day) to the staff and receive a free gift.

First Fridays

Friday, June 1 (Farm Day)

Friday, July 6 (Sheriffs and Outlaws)
Friday, August 3 (Peach Walk)


10 am - 12 pm 
$2 per person, space is limited and pre-registration is required
June   Register here
July     Register here
August    Register here

Farmers Branch Historical Park 

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.




Chalk the Park 

Sunday, June 3 (Mary's Garden)

Sunday, July 1 (Service Station driveway)
Sunday, August 5 (main pathway, in front of General Store)


1 - 4 pm 
Free 

Farmers Branch Historical Park 

Is there a budding artist in the family?   Have them leave their mark in chalk at the Historical Park.   Chalk provided.





Crafting with Casey:  Cactus Workshop 


Wednesday, June 6


11 am - 1 pm 
Ages 16 & up
$40 per person includes kit.      Register here
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Instructor ~ Casey Reed
Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Dodson House 

Become a crafty cactus terrarium creator during this workshop where the expert, Casey, guides you step by step to succulent success!  This will be a one-stop shop where all the gardening supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own small toys or figurines to add a personalized touch to your terrarium.  You can become part of terrarium history while learning their origins and how they are making a pop culture comeback, and best of all leave with a conversation-starting masterpiece to showcase in your home or to give as a gift to a loved one.  #craftingwithcasey





Family Star Party

Friday, July 20


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Pickups-N-Panels Car-Truck Shootout

Saturday, September 8


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Murders & Mayhem Tours

Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13
Check back soon for more information.


Haunts & Houses

Tuesday, October 23


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Vintage Base Ball Triple Header


Saturday, November 3

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FARMERS BRANCH HISTORICAL PARK
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