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Camp Cattalo Family Camp: Cowboys & Cattle Drives

Have you ever wanted to experience the wild west? Well, come on out to the Goodnight Ranch to learn about cowboys, bison and early life in the Texas Panhandle.

A line of six men dressed in 1830s period clothing fire muskets while standing in a green field, white smoke billowing away from the barrels.

Fire!: Arms Demo

Venture to this historic battleground to experience some of the thunderous sounds of battle as San Jacinto Battleground staff demonstrate how to fire a musket and rifle, weapons both the Mexican and Texian armies utilized on the fateful day that won Texan independence.

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Camp Cattalo Family Camp: Native Americans and the role of the Bison

Have you ever wanted to experience the wild west? Well, come on out to the Goodnight Ranch to learn about cowboys, bison and early life in the Texas Panhandle.

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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: Quilts (Morning)

Join us on Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 am as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Quilts!

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Sam’s Summer STEAM Series: Quilts (Afternoon)

Join us on Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 pm as we continue Sam’s Summer STEAM Series! This Thursday, we will be learning about Quilts!

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Camp Cattalo Family Camp: Ranch Life

Have you ever wanted to experience the wild west? Well, come on out to the Goodnight Ranch to learn about cowboys, bison and early life in the Texas Panhandle.

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Caddo Artist Series Artist Talk - Jackie Bullard Basket Maker

Caddo citizen and basket maker, Jackie Bullard, shares her journey as a Caddo scholar and basket maker.

A group of bike riders dressed in athletic clothing pedal along the road of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. The shaft of the San Jacinto Monument stands on the left side of the image.

Cycling Saturdays

The roads within the San Jacinto State Historic Site will open early for bicyclists. Travel our 7.5 miles of site roads and see the battleground where Texas was won at your own pace. No motorized vehicles will be allowed into the site during this time to promote safe bicycling.

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Fulshear 1824 Festival at San Felipe de Austin

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Fulshear family getting their land grant! There will be fun, games, history, and hands on activities for the whole family! Come and join us on July 13th for a jam packed day of fun!