Historic Foodways: Black Walnuts and Pecans

Nov 25 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site

10510 FM 524
Brazoria, TX 77422

Black walnuts and pecans were a valuable resource to Native Americans and European Settlers. They served as a ready food source that could be stored for future use. Their shells and husks were used for dyeing garments and fabric.

Join site staff on Saturday, November 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn all about the pecans and black walnuts found at the Levi Jordan Plantation. Learn historic and modern recipes, take/taste nuts, look at historic documents, and try your hand at dyeing fabric. Swatches of fabric and yarn will be available to dye and take home, but visitors are welcome to bring their own garment/fabric to dye.

This program is free with normal site admission. This program will take place behind the Levi Jordan Plantation State Historic Site Visitor Center, located at 10510 FM 524 Brazoria, TX 77422.