Image of text against a white background: "Sam's Summer" in bold, black letters at the left top, "STEAM" in colorful letters with images of a lightbulb, quilt square, ooze dripping, morse code, paint splatter, and a fingerprint around it, and "Series" in bold, black letters at the bottom right

Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Picasso (Morning)

Join us on Thursday, August 1 at 10:00 am as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Pablo Picasso!

Image of text against a white background: "Sam's Summer" in bold, black letters at the left top, "STEAM" in colorful letters with images of a lightbulb, quilt square, ooze dripping, morse code, paint splatter, and a fingerprint around it, and "Series" in bold, black letters at the bottom right

Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Picasso (Afternoon)

Join us on Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Pablo Picasso!

A woman wearing white bends down next to a wooden basin. White clothing hangs on the line to dry behind her.

San Jacinto Family Day: Camp Life Laundry

Learn how laundry was done in the 1830s and help us clean some bandanas with an old-fashioned washtub and washboard. You might even get to take your bandana home with you once it’s dry!

switchel

Hard Work & Hydration

Join us in the fields for hands-on opportunities working with the crops, then cool off at the house and try a sample of “switchel” -- a historic thirst-quenching drink similar in purpose to sports drinks today.

A group of battle reenactors dodging enemy fire behind a barricade.

Campaign Briefing: Peleliu

In late 1944 as American forces eyed the route back to the Philippines, a small craggy island, Peleliu lay in the way. On the island, 11,000 Japanese troops were dug into their defenses, ready to fight to the end. At stake on this speck of black rock—the entire American operation to retake the Philippines.

Join us on August 3rd to examine the big questions of the campaign: “why did we invade Peleliu?”, “what happened during the battle?” and “what was the result of the campaign?”.

During the presentation, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle demonstration including simulated explosives, blank-firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.

Presentations are offered at 11:00 and 2:00. This presentation is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with heart conditions.

switchel

Hard Work & Hydration

Join us in the fields for hands-on opportunities working with the crops, then cool off at the house and try a sample of “switchel” -- a historic thirst-quenching drink similar in purpose to sports drinks today.

Image of text against a white background: "Sam's Summer" in bold, black letters at the left top, "STEAM" in colorful letters with images of a lightbulb, quilt square, ooze dripping, morse code, paint splatter, and a fingerprint around it, and "Series" in bold, black letters at the bottom right

Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Plastic (Morning)

Join us on Thursday, August 8 at 10:00 am as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Plastic!