A showcase of Kaufman County history is coming to the historic county poor farm next weekend.

A vintage garden market will be held there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Admission is free, and children’s activities will include digging for arrowheads, making clay pinch pots, and tours of the old jail.

There also will be a bone exhibit from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, in honor of Texas Archeology Month in October.

Vintage tractors, a blacksmith demonstration and old-west re-enactments also will be featured. Vendors will sell art, antiques, gardening supplies, food, signs and vintage items. 

Kaufman County Master Gardener Association will host tours of the vegetable and demonstration gardens.  There will be plants for sale and information on local gardening.

The event is sponsored by the gardener association, with the support of the Kaufman County Historical Commission and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. 

The event will be at the poor farm, located at 3003 S. Washington St. 


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