Learn about the life of the Colonial Spanish soldados de cuera (leather soldier) and uncover the secrets to survival in the eastern frontier of 18th century Texas. Join us at Mission Dolores on Saturday, May 11th, at 2:30 PM, for a riveting program that will reveal the essential gear and clever strategies that armed these rugged warriors against the challenges of frontier life.

From the simplest of leather accoutrements to the metallurgy of swords and muskets, we'll delve into the practical knowledge and makeup of the tools and equipment that were crucial. Staff will be dressed out in the attire of the Spanish soldier, giving visitors the chance to come face-to-face with a citizen of the 18th century! Gather with us to honor the legacy of these soldiers at Mission Dolores!