Historical Park Upcoming Events & Programs


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, March 5, 19 & 26

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


10 – 10:40 am
Ages 3 – 5; parents/guardians must stay on-site
March $18   Register here
April $30   Register here
May $18   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, close-toed shoes and are encouraged to bring a water bottle.


Get Outside and Move! (Kid Fitness)


Wednesday, March 7, 21 & 28

Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25
Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16 & 23

 
4 – 4:45 pm
Ages 6 – 10
March $18   Register here 
April $24   Register here
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.


Lawn Games at the Historical Park


Sunday, March 11

Sunday, April 8
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?


A Spoonful of Sugar Camp & Tea Party


Monday, March 12 – Thursday, March 15


10 am – 12 pm (with a tea from 12 – 1 pm on Thursday)
$40 per child (additional siblings receive a $5 discount); includes all materials and participation in Celebrating spring with Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Single Child Register here
Additional Sibling Register here 


Instructor – Samantha Young 
Farmers Branch Historical Park – Dodson House


To this camp we hope you’ll come, where learning and character have an element of fun. We will learn how to act and what to say, making us practically perfect in every way. Every task we undertake will become a piece of cake as we make things spit spot for our special tea at the end of the week!


Celebrating Spring with Laura Ingalls Wilder


Wednesday, March 14


10 am – 12 pm
$2 per person   Register here
$5  additional per person for VIP Experience (begins at 9:30 am, arrive by 9:15 am)   Register here
Non-refundable, space is limited and pre-registration required.


Celebrate spring in the spirit of the pioneers. Families are invited to participate in a schoolhouse lesson, try their hand at log cabin making, a craft and other fun activities.


Camping Under the Stars


Friday, March 16 – Saturday, March 17


5 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday with an optional nature event from 9 – 11 am
$50 per campsite and $5 per person for optional nature event.
Please call 972.406.0184  to register.  Non-refundable, space is limited and pre-registration required.


Want to try camping but don’t want to venture too far from home? The Historical Park has you covered. Bring your own dinner, tent and supplies and we’ll provide the entertainment, S’mores and breakfast.


Star Party


Tuesday, March 20 (alternate weather date Thursday, March 22)

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.


Come Fly A Kite!


Sunday, March 25

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.

Easter Bunny Hop 


Tuesday, March 27


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


All ages are welcome to join the Easter Bunny has he hops into the Historical Park for a morning of Peter Rabbit story time, crafts and bring your own camera for a photo op.


Good Friday


Friday, March 30


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 of Good Friday) to the staff and receive a free gift.


Vintage Base Ball Practice

Saturday, March 31


1 - 2 pm

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 Festival

Saturday, April 7


Time TBA
Free

Farmers Branch Historical Park ~ Meadow 

Bring your little leaguer or budding Rangers fan out to a festival celebrating base ball as it was first invented in the 1860s. Real teams from across Texas and the surrounding states will play according to historic rules throughout the day. Historic spectators and ballists will be available to answer questions and take photos. Cheer “Huzzah” for your favorite team as the players participate without gloves and according to rules from the Civil War Era. Visit fbvintagebaseball.com for a schedule of games and events. Concessions will be available. It’s recommended that guests bring lawn chairs or blankets.


Victorian Fencing Demonstration


Sunday, April 15


Sunday, May 20


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 Started on Your Family Tree


Sunday, April 15


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 

Do you want to preserve your family history but aren't sure where to start?  Join us for an introduction to utilizing some of the many online resources available to help you research and organize your family tree.

Vintage Base Ball Games


Saturday, April 28

Saturday, May 12


1 pm 
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.

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.

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.


Family Star Party

Friday, July 20


Check back soon for more information.


Pickups-N-Panels Car-Truck Shootout

Saturday, September 8


Check back soon for more information.


Murders & Mayhem Tours

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


Haunts & Houses

Tuesday, October 23


Check back soon for more information.

FARMERS BRANCH HISTORICAL PARK
2540 Farmers Branch Lane 972.406.0184

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