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.
FREE 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.
$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.