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04 | San Jacinto Family Day: Butter Churning (LaPorte)


Children Free with purchase of adult ticket




San Jacinto Museum & Battlefield|One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas 77571

Butter Churning DETAILS

From the organizer:

Before it was a battlefield, this area of San Jacinto was part of a cattle ranch owned by Texas settler Peggy McCormick. Granted the land in 1824 by Stephen F. Austin, Peggy, her husband Arthur and their two sons hoped for a bright future in cattle ranching as part of the Old Three Hundred. When her husband died later that year, Peggy was left to run the family ranch alone with her two sons. On an active cattle ranch like the McCormick’s, the family would have churned butter a couple of times a week. Once the cows were milked, the milk was left to settle so the cream could rise to the top. The cream was then skimmed off and added to a churn, where the constant motion produced butter by separating the yellow fat from the buttermilk. Try your hand at churning butter using both a dash churn and a shake jar. You’ll even get to take your butter home with you!

SAN JACINTO DAY takes place on the first Saturday of each month. On that day, children can enter for free when accompanied by an adult family member who purchases a ticket. In addition, there will be a hands-on, interactive program designed to be enjoyed as a family scheduled for part of the day. Child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family!  While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families.


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