Camp Hearne

Gabe Sanders, 12, visits the museum at the Camp Hearne Historic Site during a D-Day living history event on Saturday. Camp Hearne is the former site of a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.

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It will be a busy weekend at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site with several events planned for all ages.

The monthly Living History Saturday is at Independence Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staff and volunteers wear period outfits and bring 1836 back to life.

The site’s Farmers Market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday under the live oaks at the Visitor’s Center, featuring fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods and crafts from area farmers and artisans.

The Star of the Republic Museum is hosting Hands-On History on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and participants can make paper flowers.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Barrington Living History Farm is hosting Wheels, Chassis and Box from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can help paint period-style wagons, which are the main vehicles for hauling farm goods.

It’s the final Saturday that the Runaway Scrape Escape Room at the Star of the Republic Museum will be open. Participants use problem solving to decipher puzzles to escape the Alamo-themed room within 45 minutes. The escape room runs every hour and is open to ages 10 and up. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for 18 and younger. Advance registration is recommended. For more information, call 936-878-2461.

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