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Historical clothing, Hispanic Celebration at Jones Park

For those people interested in times of long ago, this weekend is sure to be an enlightening one, as Jesse H. Jones Park &. Nature Center presents a pair of programs for the historically minded. Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. the park features a Historical Clothing Open House. And Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m. the stage comes alive with folkloric dancers and Mariachis to commemorate Dies y Seis de Septiembre.

If you’ve been interested in getting into the spirit of Jones Park’s annual festivals – Pionecr Day Saturday, November 3, and Texas Heritage Day each spring – but you aren’t quite sure how to go about it, a good starting point is to develop a time period correct costume. And what better way to get some ideas than a Historical Clothing Open House? Saturday, September 15 from 10 am, to noon, visit with authentically outfitted re-enactors as they demonstrate the types of clothing and accessories worn during a variety of time periods. Representatives of various local re-enactment groups portray the accoutrements of the War of 1812, early Texas pioneers, Civil War soldiers and the 1870s Texas Cowboy era.

Sunday, September 16 beginning at 2 p.m., come and join the fun as Jones Park celebrates Dies y Seis de Septiembre. The outdoor stage resounds with the delightful music and dancing of folkloric dancers and Mariachis to celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain. Visitors can make their own maracas and enjoy Hispanic finger foods, or bring a picnic lunch for a festive afternoon of cultural entertainment.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information on the park or any of its programs, call 281-446-8588.