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Nineteenth-Century Folklife Christmas at Winedale on December 10, 2011

Christmas at Winedale, A 19th Century Folklife Event, to be held December 10, 2011

ROUND TOP, Texas — The Winedale Folklife Christmas event is Saturday, December 10, 2011, from noon to 4 p.m. Take a ride on the Old West stagecoach as you view the way the countryside might have looked in the 1800s with historic homes, a one-room schoolhouse and folklife demonstrations. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tour historic homes decorated as they would have been in the 1800s, and enjoy demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, weaving, spinning, rope-making, basket-weaving, wood-working, pottery, lace making, pioneer encampment and much more. Children’s activities include old-fashioned crafts, games, hands-on chores and kid-friendly farm animals. You might even see our Weihnachtsmann (German Santa Claus)!

Featured entertainment will include a Stephen F. Austin reenactor, The German Singers, Star of Texas Dulcimers, Celtaire String Band, Shakespeare players, folk dancers and more. Food and drinks will be available for sale.

Winedale Historical Complex, a division of the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, is located four miles northeast of Round Top, Texas, at 3738 FM 2714 (off FM 1457). Contact (979) 278-3530, winedale@austin.utexas.edu or visit www.cah.utexas.edu for further information.
 

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