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    Story time at the Dr. Pound Farmstead. Century News file photo

Pioneer Christmas at the Pound Historical Farmstead

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“Come on out for our free Christmas event, and have an old fashioned Christmas...We have a Christmas store, we’ll make old fashioned crafts and best of all, come on out and have a picture with Santa, next to an old fashioned covered wagon.”

Celebrate a “Pioneer Christmas,” circa 1854, at the Dr. Pound Farmstead and Museum, at Founder’s Park, this Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m.

“Come on out for our free Christmas event, and have an old fashioned Christmas,” Jenny Pack of the Dr. Pound Farmstead and museum said. “We have a Christmas store, we’ll make old fashioned crafts and best of all, come on out and have a picture with Santa, next to an old fashioned covered wagon.”

For this once a year event, the house is decked out in its Holiday finery, tales of Christmas past are told, Christmas Carols are sung, there are old-fashioned crafts for the kids, and Christmas family memories are made.

The original Dripping Springs founder’s house and grounds are now a museum where visitors can take a peek at what life was like in the mid-1800s, and learn some of the history of the area while having fun as a family.

The Pound house held many firsts for the Dripping Springs community. It held the first church service, it served as the first school, and it even served as the first hospital. Dr. Pound, a physician, also treated area Kiowa and Comanche who were injured. Known to them as “Medicine Man,” they trusted and left his family and livestock alone and free of raids. 

So bring the kids, take a family photo with Santa, and enjoy holiday treats at this once a year event. The farmstead is located at 570 Founders Park Road off of Ranch Road 12. For more information call (512) 858-2030, or visit https://drpoundfarmstead.org

 

Dripping Springs Century-News

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Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

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