plant sprouts in a hydroponics garden

Growing in Garden Camp Day Three

We will be hosting a camp full of fun gardening activities! Learn to sprout seeds, play garden games, discover hydroponics and more.

sepia toned photo of Kenneth Anderson's grave

Kenneth Anderson Memorial Ceremony

Free Texas History event at the Fanthorp Cemetery in Anderson, TX.

Image of two men in period clothing on the porch of a log cabin, gazing out into the town

Keeping Cool in the Villa

It's the most common question we receive: "aren't you hot in those clothes?" Staff will be stationed in our outdoor exhibit, the Villa de Austin, from 9am to 4pm (extreme heat permitting) to talk about it!

bacon cooking

Cooking in the Quarter

Come join us as we demonstrate cooking a traditional meal in the style of enslaved foodways using period ingredients and methods!

Two silver anklet with beads resting on red lace fabric.

Make-A-Thing: Jewelry Making

Learn how to make beautiful jewelry with our volunteer Rosy.

"Summer Camp. Classes and workshops for adults and kids at heart." Graphic of green and yellow squiggles..

Summer Camp Series - Writing Your Personal History

Join us for the second Saturday of our summer camp programming! The local author and legend Spike Gillespie is teaching a writing workshop so you can grow your skill and convey your personal history.

Town Company: A game of Money and Real Estate

A unique board game program designed to entertain and teach players about the Town of Washington and its history.

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Red River War Series: Battle of Palo Duro Canyon

The walls of Palo Duro Canyon have a majestic view but also contain stories of conflict and sorrow. Join us as we welcome Juliette Garza, Park Interpreter at Caprock Canyons State Park who will be presenting a lecture on this all-important battle.


Cooking in the Kitchen

View a cooking demonstration focusing on higher quality cuts of pork, or purchased foodstuffs, using historic recipes.

A table with a red tablecloth has an iPad displaying numerous pictures of the San Jacinto Monument.

Picture Yourself at San Jacinto

You're invited to join us by the main entrance to receive a complimentary instant photograph of yourself or your group in front of the historic monument. Learn about its rich history and explore our pop-up photography gallery showcasing visitors’ photos throughout the years!