On Sunday, Oct. 5, you can take a step back in time and try games and activities that children would have enjoyed in the 1800s at the free family-friendly Sunday-Funday event at Austin’s Neill-Cochran House Museum. Pop into one of Austin’s most historic homes from 1 – 4 p.m. for tours and a hands-on activity for kids.


The Neill-Cochran House Museum is considered to be one of Austin’s three most important historic residences. Built in 1855 as a suburban estate, this impressive Greek Revival house has survived war, neglect, and the immense growth of the University of Texas area and the capital city.

Every first Sunday of the month the Neill-Cochran House Museum will be open to the public for free Sunday-Funday programs.

Dates and Activities:

  • October 5: Pomanders (also known as Christmas oranges)
  • November 2: Paper Marigolds
  • December will not have a Sunday-Funday event. Instead there will be a special Gingerbread event. Details to come.
  • January 4:  New Year’s Resolutions and Noisemakers
  • February 1: Old-Fashioned Valentine
  • March 1: Wildflower Paper
  • April 12: Lawn Games
  • May 3: Ojos de Dios and Paper Plate Sombrero

Have fun!