Clothes have always gotten dirty, especially for an army on the move! Before mechanical washing machines were invented, women relied on scrubbing their family’s clothes against a washboard to clean them, then hanging them up on a line to dry. It could take all day to do a family’s laundry!

Learn how laundry was done in the 1830s and help us clean some bandanas with an old-fashioned washtub and washboard. You might even get to take your bandana home with you once it’s dry!

When: Saturday, August 3; drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: San Jacinto Museum

Age Range: Kids 5+; younger children are welcome, but will need to have an adult to help.

Cost: Free