Notla Community Historical Marker Dedication

Please join the Ochiltree County Historical Commission and Museum of the Plains as they dedicate the historical marker for Notla Community.

A group of 5 boys standing in green grass crowd around a 4-pounder cannon. The boy closest to the cannon is holding a cannon sponge and dips the head of the sponge into a bucket hanging from the cannon's barrel.

Experience San Jacinto Summer Camp- July Session

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site presents “Experience San Jacinto,” a three-day summer camp program that immerses the participant in the history before the battle, the battle itself, and its aftermath.

A group of re-enactors fire a cannon. A large plume of smoke emanates from the barrel

Boom: Cannon Demonstration

Witness our trained staff demonstrate how a cannon is safely loaded and fired and experience the thrill of live cannon fire every half hour!

Summer Quarterly Meeting, July 25-26, 2024

The Texas Historical Commission will hold its quarterly commission meeting in Tyler, Texas.

A group of people huddle together in front of one of the cases in the San Jacinto Museum. The artifacts inside are not visible from this angle.

La Porte Free Thursdays

This summer, we're giving back to our community with free admission to the San Jacinto Museum to residents of La Porte every Thursday in June and July.  Bring proof of La Porte residency and explore our exhibits, delve into the rich history of Texas, and enjoy a day at the San Jacinto Museum.

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Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Electricity (Morning)

Join us on Thursday, July 25 at 10:00 am as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Electricity!

Old illustration from the early 1900s of people In Mexico playing music and dancing.

Border Ballads: Songs of Struggle

Join Casa Navarro as our educator, Antonio Coffee, talks about early Corridos, Mexican folk ballads that originated along the Southern border during the 1850s through the 1930s.

Soldier Equipment Display

A Soldier's Life

Visit for a hands on experience of Soldier's equipment from the 1800s at Fort Lancaster

Thursday, July 25th, 2024 from 1pm to 4pm.

Contact Fort Lancaster at: 432-836-4391 for more information.

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: Electricity (Afternoon)

Join us on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 pm as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Electricity!

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Roy Rogers Riders Rules Series: #6

Howdy, friends! In this episode, we'll be talking about Rule #6; Study Hard and Learn all you can. For this rule, we'll be looking at school life in the 1950s and the Bush family educational accomplishments!