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Living History Sites:

Barrington Living History Farm

A representation of the farm founded by Dr. Anson Jones, last President of the Republic of Texas

Washington, Texas

 

Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas Heritage Village is home to the largest and finest collection of 19th century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings in Texas.

 

Farmers Branch Historical Park

The Historical Park is nestled on 27 acres that trace more than 165 years of proud Farmers Branch heritage. The Historical Park offers many opportunities from tours and educational programs to special events and lectures.

 

Fort McKavett State Historic Site

Overlooking the headwaters of the San Saba River, Fort McKavett, a Texas Historical Commission property, consists of 19 restored buildings located on 80 acres near Menard.

 

Fort Worth Log Cabin Village

The purpose of Log Cabin Village is to educate the public through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts, representative structures, and other items of social and cultural significance to Texas’ pioneer era (1840-1890).

 

George Ranch Historical Park

Follows one prominent ranching history through 100 Years of Texas History, 1830s-1930s.

Richmond, Texas

 

Nash Farm
Through interpretive programs, events and exhibits, Nash Farm educates the community about the heritage and importance of the Grapevine Prairie and Grapevine's pivotal role in the development of North Texas.
Grapevine, Texas

 

Pioneer Farms
Five themed historic areas to explore: an 1841 Tonkawa Encampment, an 1868 German Immigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1887 Cotton Planter's Farm and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village.
Austin, Texas

 

Plano Homestead Museum

Welcome to the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, Texas. The Heritage Farmstead Museum (HFM) is the premiere living history site interpreting the Texas black-land prairie region in north-Texas.

 

Presidio La Bahia

The National Historic Landmark now stands as an important religious and cultural center in the community of Goliad, serving as both a church and heritage site. Visitors to the Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía can explore the site to learn more about its history and stories that span over 250 years.

 

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Dedicated to the life and times of General Sam Houston
Huntsville, Texas

 

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, LBJ State Park
Costumed interpreters carry out the day-to-day activities of a turn-of-the-century Texas-German farm family.
Stonewall, Texas

 

 

Additional Living History Organizations:

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
An international organization serving the interests and needs of its individual and institutional members and supporting experiential interpretations of history.

 

Texana Living History Association
Texana Living History Association, a non-profit organization, provides a unique blend of entertainment, education, history and performing arts by portraying legendary Texans.

Helpful Websites:

Living History Interpretation
A video produced at the Frontier Culture Museum discussing the use of living history at museums.

 

Texas Civil War Home Front Living History
This site provides information and links that will help the Civil War living historian to develop an appropriate impression of the Civil War civilian in Texas and the Texas home front.