August 2019

General Store

4th of July in the General Store

July 4 - Labor Day 

Celebrate the Birth of our Nation with a patriotic display.  Come peruse the store to see 1920s merchandise you could have purchased for your Independence Day party. Items include patriotic ready-made decorations, create-your-own crafts, costumes, glassware, and even baked goods.

The General Store was the cornerstone for any community. It not only offered a great variety of merchandise, food, and necessities in a one-stop shop setting, but it also served as a meeting place where people congregated regularly to socialize and conduct business.

First Saturday Tour:  Fairy Garden!

August 3 | 12 - 2 pm (come & go) 

$3 per person

Join us as we enjoy fair themed crafts and coloring.  Structures featured include the Queen Anne Victorian Cottage and the Log House.

Family Friendly


Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday | August 3 | 1 – 3 pm

$25 per garden; includes supplies and entry into First Saturday tour; space is limited and pre-registration is required

Come join us and create your very own unique Fairy Garden.  All you need is a little imagination, and we will supply the rest.  During this two hour workshop, we will help guide you in designing a fun and exciting miniature landscape.  Fairy gardens are ideal for all ages and creative abilities.   Family Friendly; a parent or guardian is encouraged to work with their child to create their masterpiece.

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chalk pic

Chalk the Historical Park

Sunday | August 4 | 1 – 4 pm (come & go)

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


World Tour of Chocolate with Yeli

Friday | August 9 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$35 per person; space is limited and pre-registration is required

Join a world tour of chocolate!  Learn what makes single origin chocolate so unique.  Your event begins with a chocolatier's amuse bouche (a chocolate appetizer) to whet your palette.  We then move into a guided chocolate tasting, where you and your friends will learn to use all five senses to enjoy and discover the flavor profiles of chocolate from different cacao-growing regions of the world.  While tasting chocolate, participants learn about how cacao is grown, manufactured and turned into the delightful and melty treat you are enjoying.  Ages 16 and up.

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Christmas Tea Reservations

Reservations begin Monday | August 12

$40 per person; $30 per Friend of the Farmers Branch Historical Park member; space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 972.406.0184

Teas are Saturday | December 7 | December 14
Tea times are 1 pm | 3:30 pm

Christmas Teas are a Historical Park tradition.   Join us for an afternoon of live harp music, delectable treats, Christmas décor and of course, tea.


Geocache at the Park

Saturday | August 17 | 1 – 4 (come & go)


Help the Historical Park celebrate International Geochacing Day!  See if you can find all the new caches in the Park.   

Junior Girl Scout Badge Workshop, Playing the Past

Saturday | August 24 | 10 am - 12 pm 

$12 per person and includes badge; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Junior Girl Scout badge, Playing the Past, is available for individual scouts and troops.  Meet badge requirements while seeing history through the eyes of a pioneer girl and learning how girls of the past lived, worked, and played.

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scavenger hunt pic

Scavenger Hunt in the Historical Park: History

Sunday | August 25 | 1 – 4 pm (come & go)


Up for a little family friendly competition?   If so, try your hand at the Historical Park’s scavenger hunt.   Bragging rights will be awarded to the family member with the fastest time.
Family Friendly