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File #: TMP-3744    Version: 1 Name: HP update
Type: Report Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 10/13/2021 In control: Historical Preservation & Restoration Board
On agenda: 10/21/2021 Final action:
Title: Receive an update on Historical Park current projects, events, and upcoming activities.
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Receive an update on Historical Park current projects, events, and upcoming activities.

 

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Staff will be present to discuss the current projects, events, and upcoming activities happening at the Historical Park. 

 

Calendar of Events for October - November, 2021

 

Stitching with Paloma

 

Get in the spirit for Dia de los Muertos.  Create a hand-stitched Sugar Skull while learning

basic embroidery techniques. Artists will take home their completed masterpiece in an embroidery hoop.  BYOB limited to one bottle of wine or two beers per person. Ages 21 and up only, must bring ID.

 

Sun., Oct. 24 from 1 - 4 p.m.; ages 16 and up, BYOB for 21 + with ID; $35 includes supplies; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

 

Vintage Base Ball Practice

 

Want to try your hand at Vintage Base Ball? Join our open practices and learn the rules of 1860s base ball. Practices are held outdoors in our meadow; please wear closed-toed tennis shoes. Participants must sign waiver to play.

 

Tues., Oct. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Day of the Dead Celebration

 

Join us for an intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead also known as Dia de los Muertos.  Festivities include tapas elotes, dessert, a signature cocktail, aguas frescas, cinnamon hot chocolate, traditional décor, music, education about the holiday, and honoring the deceased.  The festivities also include a stroll throughout the Farmers Branch Historical Park with altars at several of the historic structures as you "encounter" spirits from the past.  Attendees are invited to bring a duplicate photo or memento to lay at the community altar to honor their loved ones.

 

Thurs., Oct. 28 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.; ages 4 and up; $30 per person; $20 for children 4 - 12; $25 per Friend of the Farmers Branch Historical Park member, call 972.406.0184 for discount; space is limited and pre-registration required.

 

 

Charcuterie Board Class

 

Want to impress your friends and family this holiday season?   The Historical Park’s Charcuterie Board Class has you covered.   Learn the basic skills of creating a beautiful charcuterie board and get hands-on, step-by-step instruction and guidance. All the meats, cheeses, and various nuts, crackers, fruits, and sweets are included; the best part is you get to graze on the board you create.  BYOB limited to one bottle of wine or two beers per person.  BYOB for ages 21 and up only, must bring ID.

 

Thurs., Nov. 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; ages 16 and up, BYOB for 21 + with ID;                           $40 per person includes all materials; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

 

Art at the Park Workshop:  Mixed Media Fall Portraits, 2nd Edition

 

Artists will create a collage on a background of their piece by incorporating nature found treasures and adding final details with tempera paint around their picture.  This workshop is guaranteed to be a lot of fun as artists will also participate in various games.  Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.  Artist drop off and pick up via carpool line in the Historical Park's parking lot.

 

Sat., Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; ages 7 and up; $50 per child, includes all materials; space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

 

Vintage Base Ball Game

 

HUZZAH! Fun for the whole family, see the Farmers Branch Mustangs play a game of vintage Base Ball at the Historical Park. Complete with vintage uniforms, balls, bats, and 1860s rules, this is a base ball experience like no other!

 

Sat., Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; free and family friendly

 

 

The Victorian Fencing Society presents a Grand Assault of Arms                     

 

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.

 

Sat., Nov. 13 from 1 - 3 p.m.; free and family friendly

 

 

Fall Family Minis: Photoshoot

 

 

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:  20-minute mini session, private online gallery, 8 digital images, print release rights, and $20 credit to online print store at www.rosapoetschke.com <http://www.rosapoetschke.com>.  If you have questions and want some inspiration or outfit planning, feel free to message Rosa Poetschke Photography once you have booked your mini.

 

Sun., Nov. 14, session are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $150 per 20-minute mini session; pre-registration is required.

 

 

Bi-Annual Presentation to City Council

 

Tues., Nov. 16 from 3 - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Classic Car Show & Local Fuel Pop-Up Coffee Shop

 

Take a step back in time and enjoy a classic car show featuring originals and restored to near original automobiles and trucks. Make a pit stop at our 1936 Texaco Service Station to fuel up for the day and savor a cup of joe or hot chocolate for $2. Awards will be presented for Best of Class, Best of Show, and People’s Choice. Rain date will be Saturday, January 22.

 

Sat., Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with classic vehicle entry begins at 8 a.m.

Gate Fee: free to all spectators; entry Fee: $20 for classic vehicle registration; pre-registration is required.

 

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder Day: Celebrating Trailblazing Women!

Join us on a journey to the past through the eyes of different women throughout history!  Participate in activities and crafts essential to life for Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Learn about life of a doctor’s wife with Mrs. Julia Gilbert, inventory the General Store with Maggie May Taliaferro, learn about the fashion of the times with Laura Ingalls Gunn, and more.  Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon at the park! 

 

Tue., Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (come & go), Family Friendly; $15 per Scout/child includes Pioneer patch; children under 3 are free.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

 

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Christmas Tea reservations

 

Teas are Sat., Dec. 4 and 11 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  $40 per person; $30 per Friend of the Farmers Branch Historical Park member; space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To receive the discount please call 972.406.0184.

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