whitewash fence

Painting & Tidying

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the house fence with whitewash, then head over to the barn to help clear the clutter that builds over the busy crop season!

A black and white photograph of a 19th Century wild west town on the raised bank of a river with several ramshackle huts and buildings

"The Rapid Discharge of Firearms": The Skirmish at Scabtown

Come learn about the "wild west" at Fort McKavett. With outlaws, sheriff posses, and soldiers, hear about the Skirmish at Scabtown!

Main house at Varner Hogg Plantation

Varner Day

Join us at the Varner-Hogg Plantation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Martin Varner settlement!

Two anvils on stands with an interpretive sign in the middle

Ich bin ein Amerikaner: Independence Day on the Bluff

Celebrate Independence Day German-Texan style up on the Bluff. Join the sites for independence day-themed tours, living history, and other family activities throughout the post-Fourth-of-July weekend.

A jar of ink and a white quill feather atop clean white paper

San Jacinto Family Day: Quill and Ink

Writing two hundred years ago required tools very different from the pens and pencils we use today - quills and ink!

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

Campaign Briefing: The Marshalls

In January 1944, Admiral Nimitz launched an ambitious strike into the center of the Japanese held Pacific. Landing on Majuro, Kwajalein, and Eniwetok, American forces began the drive through the Central Pacific. At stake—the massive Japanese Naval Base at Truk and with it, control of the seas around it.

Join us on July 6th to examine the big questions of the campaign: “why did we invade the Marshalls?”, “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.

whitewash fence

Painting & Tidying

Wear some old clothes and help us paint the house fence with whitewash, then head over to the barn to help clear the clutter that builds over the busy crop season!

Girl standing in front of a large, touch-screen wall with an information bubble open

Public Guided Tour: First Sunday of the Month in June, July, & August

Please join us the first Sunday of every month this summer for a public guided tour of our museum gallery beginning at 2pm!

sepia toned photo of Kenneth Anderson's grave

Kenneth Anderson Memorial Ceremony

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

Badge shape with Texas Heroes graphic and date

Texas Heroes: Life in the Villa de Austin Summer Camp

Our second summer camp this year will be called Texas Heroes: Life in the Villa de Austin and will be hosted at San Felipe de Austin from July 9 - 12. The camp will run from 9 am to 12:30 pm Tuesday through Friday and will be $40 per child. This camp is for kids ages 9 – 13 years old.