Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Make Gingerbread History Heroes This Holiday Season

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Brush Square Museums will be distributing salt dough gingerbread cookie ornaments and a variety of decorating supplies to participating historic sites all around Austin as part of our fourth annual Gingerbread History Heroes program.


Gingerbread History Heroes ornaments will be available at participating sites from December 1 through 31. Participants are invited to decorate an ornament as their favorite figure from Texas history. Past examples include Elisabet Ney, Lydia Mendoza, and Sam Houston! The program is free of charge for all participants.

Keep an eye out for Gingerbread History Heroes at your favorite museums and cultural centers this December! Participating sites include:

  • Brush Square Museums (O. Henry Museum and Susanna Dickinson Museum)
  • Asian American Resource Center
  • Elisabet Ney Museum
  • French Legation State Historic Site
  • George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
  • Oakwood Cemetery Chapel
  • Old Bakery and Emporium
  • Park Ranger Station at Zilker Caretaker Cottage

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