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Hide and Tallow: Leather in the 1850s
History Comes Alive at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Hide and Tallow: Leather in the 1850s Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4, 2014.
Before the Civil War, cattle were more valued for their hides and tallow than they were for their beef. Leather, made from the hides, was a major trade item and could be used in many different ways, from finely made luggage to farm tools.
Discover the transformation of rawhide into leather. Make your mark with leather stamping. Try your hand at leather braiding. Hear about teamsters, who used long braided whips to direct their oxen. Learn what made their whips crack atView more
Program FREE with general admission. Reservations not required.
Ticket prices are: Adult $5.00; Student (age 7 through college) $3.00; Children 6 and under – FREE.
FREE to Texas State Park annual pass holders.
•• Please dress appropriately for the season and be prepared for the weather as the event will take place in an 1850’s period setting outdoors.
Contact: (936) 878-2214
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Additional time info:
Presentation times TBA. Call for updates. Standard hours of operation for the site are from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
12300 Park Road 12 , (FM-1155 & Park Road 12 W), Washington, TX 77880-0305