February 2019

We made history!​

Listed below are past events from the month. Check out next month for more incredible events happening at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.

Camping Under the Stars 

Registration begins on Monday, February 4 at 8 am

Fee: $50 per family/campsite (limited to 15 sites/75 campers); optional $5 per VIP nature participant (March 30 from 9 – 11 am)

Event begins at 5 pm on Friday, March 29 and ends at 9 am on Saturday, March 30.  An optional VIP nature experience is available from 9 - 11 am.

Call 972.406.0184 to register.

First Fridays

Friday, February 1 from 10 am to 12 pm

Ages 3 – 6; parents/guardians must stay on-site
Fee: $2 per person, space is limited and pre-registration is required 

Love is in the Air! Cupid has visited the Historical Park! Learn all about the origins of Valentine’s Day as you make Victorian Valentines to share with loved ones, tour the Queen Anne Victorian Cottage and more. Like always, enjoy a snack, stories in the park and get your hands dirty in a love-themed sensory box!

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CANCELED ~ Strolling Through Shakespeare

Thursday, February 7 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Fee: $8 per person/$5 per person for Friends of the Farmers Branch Historical Park members. 
Please call the Historical Park at 972.406.0184 for discount; space is limited and pre-registration required

Love is in the air at the Historical Park! Stroll through our structures and stop to see famous scenes from Shakespeare’s most romantic works performed. End your stroll by taking a photo of you and your Valentine in the Old Church to add to our “love line”. Light refreshments will be served, don’t forget to pick up your special gift.

SOLD OUT ~ Valentine Candy Class

Friday, February 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Ages 16 and up
Fee: $30 per person, space is limited and pre-registration required

Instructor – Chocolatier Yeli Marshall of Yelibelly Chocolates

A sweetheart of a class. Make your own chocolate candy box for Valentine’s Day at the Dodson House. Learn how to roll truffles and make a flavor-infused ganache. Each guest will take home an amazing box of chocolates and candy. Whether you share it or not…is up to you!

While this class is sold out, there will be more opportunities for candy making with Yeli.
Look for two classes in April (one is geared towards kids)! Visit the class listings for more info.

Love in the Park Yoga

Saturday, February 16 from 9 to 10 am

Ages 16 and up
Fee: $10 per person, space is limited and pre-registration is required

Instructor – Rotha Crump

Start your day off right with Yoga. Including balance, strength, flexibility and ending in a blessing. Bring your own mat, towel or blanket.

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Bird Walk: Bird Counting 101

Saturday, February 16 from 9 to 10 am

Space is limited and pre-registration is required

Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park for an all ages Bird Walk. In addition to exploring the Historical Park and related areas, examining bird species and habitats, the Bird Walk also includes counting for the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual event which helps to map the distribution and abundance of birds across the world. The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18, 2019. Visit gbbc.birdcount.org for more information. Bird enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to participate. Guests are invited to bring binoculars, but are discouraged from bringing pets.


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Leap and Learn: Preschool Dance Day -


Friday, February 22 from 10:30 to 11:30 am

Ages 3 – 5 (parents are required to stay on-site)
Fee: $5 per child, space is limited and pre-registration is required

Instructor – Samantha Young

Join Miss Samantha for an hour of great fun as we move about the Park playing games, exploring and using our imagination while dancing, including hip hop, to fun music. Please note: a snack will be provided, water bottles are encouraged. Please meet at the Historical Park Flag Pole and dress appropriately for the weather. #practicallyperfectinthepark

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Painting with Paloma

- Cancelled

Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Ages 16 and up Acrylic Orchids on canvas. Looking for another creative skill to add to your belt? Come explore all types of paint from acrylics to watercolors. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged! Recommended 16 and up.

All materials included. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Class will take place in the Dodson House.