Frontier Fabricators-Central Texas Women and Children in the 1800s

Often, early Texas settlers are portrayed as rugged cowboys with larger than life hats and mustaches. However, moving to new lands and setting up homesteads and ranches required hard work from everyone in the family, including the children! The Frontier Fabricators Trunk explores the often overlooked roles of women and children on the Texas frontier through examination of household tools, clothing, and even the toys that were fabricated to entertain children on the frontier. Just as today, play was an important part of life for children in early Texas. Everyone contributed to the success of the family as they embarked on their journey to create a new life on the Texas Frontier.