(event) Briscoe Center Presents Christmas at Winedale

Event Category: 
Non-Texas-Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Dec 12, 2015 - 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Briscoe Center Presents Christmas at Winedale

ROUND TOP, Texas — Join us for Christmas at Winedale, Saturday, December 12, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for sale.

Visitors are invited to tour the period-furnished historic Texas homes at Winedale while also enjoying demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking, folk dancing, lace making, and pioneer encampment. Children's activities include old-fashioned crafts and games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a petting corral. Amid folk life presentations and theatrical performances, you might even see a Weihnachtsmann (German Santa Claus)! Featured musical entertainment will include The German Singers, Star of Texas Dulcimers, and the Celtaire String Band.

Winedale Historical Complex is located four miles northeast of Round Top, Texas, at 3738 FM 2714 (off FM 1457). Directions and Maps.

For more information call (979) 278-3530 or email winedale@austin.utexas.edu.

The Winedale Historical Complex is a division of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin. Miss Ima Hogg, philanthropist and donor of the property, envisioned Winedale as a “laboratory for college students to explore many fields associated with the history and culture of ethnic groups who migrated to Texas.”

Winedale offers a tangible link to the Texas past through its architecture and decorative arts collections, as well as the documented histories of its buildings, owners, and occupants. Over the last decade, the Briscoe Center has funded and managed a number of major projects to preserve the historic buildings and other facilities at Winedale. The center is grateful for the advocacy and fundraising of the Friends of Winedale.