GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (May 22, 2019) Step back in time with Grapevine’s exciting educational Summertime in Grapevine experience, Grapevine Pioneers, which takes place throughout Grapevine’s Historic District. Starting May 23, participants will have the opportunity to experience the life of a pioneer on the Grape Vine Prairie by taking part in a variety of 1800s skills and trades activities spread across five separate museums and historic sites.

Participants will have the opportunity to relive the incredible story of a pioneer on the Grape Vine Prairie through a variety of activities, including:

  • Creating a bandana at the Cotton Belt Section Foreman House located in the Cotton Belt Railroad District.
  • Visiting the The Grapevine Tin Shop at the Bragg House to create a tin nameplate.
  • Exploring Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites traveling exhibit inside The Grapevine Visitor Information Center.
  • Printing a 19th century game and weaving a flower out of yarn at the Settlement to City Museums.
  • Touring Cotton’s Ginner’s Museum within the Settlement to City Museums and learning how cotton is grown and processed.
  • Visiting the animals at the Historic Nash Farm, crafting a toy sheep and making a wooden boat.

Program attendees may begin their journey at either Nash Farm (626 Ball St.) or Grapevine’s Visitor Information Center (636 S. Main St.) where they can purchase the official Grapevine Pioneer Passport. The Pioneer Passport may be purchased for $12 (a $24 value), and includes tickets for six activities, as well as a complimentary matinée admission to the Historic Palace Theatre’s Summer Movie Series, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting June 9. Individual activity tickets may also be purchased separately from the Pioneer Passport for $3.

Families are invited to Shop, Wine & Dine at Grapevine’s fantastic shopping areas in Historic Downtown Grapevine, with more than 80 locally-owned shops, restaurants, winery tasting rooms, boutiques and more.

Storyland transforms seven award-winning picture books, including: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter; The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; Abuela by Arthur Dorros; and Tuesday by David Wiesner. The exhibits are three-dimensional, play and learning environments highlighting the six pre-reading skills defined by the Public Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association: disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills and comprehension.

Activities will be available Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until September 20. For more information about Grapevine Pioneers or to purchase tickets, please call 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapevinePioneers.