$25 per person; $20 per Friend of the Farmers Branch Historical Park member, call 972.406.0184 for discount; space is limited and pre-registration required.
Join us for an intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead also known as Dia de los Muertos. Festivities include food, a signature drink, aguas frescas and cinnamon hot chocolate, traditional décor, music, education about the holiday and honoring the deceased. The festivities will end as you “encounter” historic spirits at the Farmers Branch (Keenan) Cemetery. Ages 4 and up.
Saturday | November 2 | 9:30 am – 2 pm (come & go)
It’s time for Vintage Base Ball! The Farmers Branch Mustangs will play a tournament of 1860s base ball with surrounding vintage base ball teams. Bring your chair or quilt, enjoy a picnic, and come in 1860s attire if you wish. Teams will spend the day playing historic base ball from the Civil War era (which means no gloves), a lemon-peel ball, and a lot of enthusiastic huzzahs!
First Saturday Tour
November 2 | 12 – 2 pm (come & go)
$3 per person
Giving Thanks! Structures featured include the General Store and Depot/Caboose. Family Friendly
Tuesday | November 5 (alternate weather date Thursday, November 7) |
Sunset - 9 pm
Telescopes will be focused on Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Moon, Star Clusters, Double Stars, and Planetary Nebulae. Family Friendly
Glow Stick Yoga in the Park with Rotha
Friday | November 8 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
$10 per person; space is limited and pre-registration is required
Instructor – Rotha Crump
Yoga can be more than poses. Join us for an evening class where you will enjoy a fun yoga experience with glow sticks and fun music. Class will be held indoors in case of inclement weather. Ages 16 and up.
$35 per person; space is limited and pre-registration is required. Minimum enrollment is 10. Ages 16 and up | BYOB for 21 + with ID
Get your hands on chocolate! Learn how to make flavor infused ganache, roll truffles, French mendiants, and more. Students will learn the techniques behind making chocolate confections and will take home all of the chocolate we make in class. That’s a lot of chocolate! This class requires standing. BYOB is limited to one bottle of wine or two beers per person. Ages 21 and up only, must bring ID.
Bird Walk with Steve Romaine, bird enthusiast and Master Naturalist
Saturday | November 9 | 9 - 10 am
Free; space is limited and pre-registration is required
How many birds can you name? Birds of the Historical Park and Farmers Branch will be observed and discussed. Guests are invited to bring binoculars, but are discouraged from bringing pets. Family Friendly.
The Victorian Fencing Society presents a Grand Assault of Arms
Saturday | November 9 | 1 – 3 pm (come & go)
A Public Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Fencing Matches, to be contested among the members of the Victorian Fencing Society with various fencing weapons to determine a champion. Visitors are invited to cheer for their champions, ask questions, and take photos of the events. Family Friendly.
Fall Family Minis: Photoshoot
Saturday | November 16 | sessions: 9 am – 4 pm
$150 per 30 minute session; pre-registration required. Please call 972.406.0184 to register.
The Farmers Branch Historical Park is excited to announce it is partnering with Rosa Poetschke Photography for a special day of fall family photo mini sessions. What’s included in the session: 30 minute mini session, private online gallery, 8 digital images, print release rights, and $20 credit to online print store at www.rosapoetschke.com. If you have questions and want some inspiration or outfit planning, feel free to message Rosa Poetschke Photography once you’ve booked your mini.
Celebrating Fall with Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tuesday | November 26 | 10 am – 12 pm
$2 per person/$5 per person for VIP Experience (begins at 9:30 am, arrive by 9:15 am)/$12 per Brownie Girl Scout (includes badge and program fee) at 10 am with registration opening at 9:45 am; non-refundable, space is limited and pre-registration required.
Celebrate fall in the spirit of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the pioneers! Sit in on a lesson at the School House, make old-fashioned crafts, participate in tasks essential to daily life in early Farmers Branch, and discover what you’re thankful for. Brownie Girl Scout badge, My Family Story, is also 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. Family Friendly.