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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!

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National Coloring Book Day

Join us inside the San Jacinto Museum to celebrate National Coloring Book Day. San Jacinto Monument coloring sheets and a plethora of markers, crayons, and colored pencils will be available for free for use to celebrate this colorful holiday. Guests are invited to continue the fun by picking up a Texas history themed coloring book from our gift shop!

Three different types of birds posing in their natural environments.

Bird Watching at the Battleground

From the 1,210-foot long marsh trail and boardwalk, visitors will spot coastal birds like the Red-winged Blackbird, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Mottled Duck, Osprey, and White Pelican as well as other wetland denizens such as the River Otter.

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Gardening Day

Join us for a fun-filled morning of gardening at Casa Navarro State Historic Site! Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, this event is perfect for all gardening enthusiasts. Get your hands dirty and learn valuable tips and tricks from our staff while helping us plant our Fall Garden. Don't forget to bring your favorite gardening tools and wear comfortable clothes.


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.

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Summer Camp Series - Beekeeping

Join us for the final Saturday of our summer camp programming! Learn about the 101 of beekeeping and pollinator preservation from local apiary Two Hives Honey!

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Roots of Refreshment: Lemonade

Join us at the Varner-Hogg Plantation to learn about the history of lemonade and try historic recipes.

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.