A black and white photograph of a black U.S. Army soldier in 19th Century dress uniform holding a plumed dress helmet and wearing decorative cords across his chest

Emmanuel Stance: A Fort McKavett Hero

Learn about the first Buffalo Soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor during his service at Fort McKavett!

Cover of the book "The Texas Lowcountry" by Dr. John Lundberg.

On the Plantation Porch

Join us on June 15 at 4:00 pm at the Varner-Hogg Plantation for "On the Plantation Porch." Dr. John Lundberg will present his book, The Texas Lowcountry, and join in a discussion about the importance of his research.

A black and white photo of the underside of the 9-pointed star that sits atop the San Jacinto monument.

History Under the Star Lecture Series: Gender and the Runaway Scrape with Linda English

The "Runaway Scrape," as it was called, denotes a particularly dire period for the Texas revolutionaries and their families. Elderly men, women, children, and enslaved persons left behind on plantations and small farms responded to the revolution by joining the retreat, essentially "running" for their lives. Drawing from my upcoming book, Running for Your Lives! Gender and the Runaway Scrape, this lecture details the period known as the Runaway Scrape through the lens of gender.

Drawing of clay brick houses surrounded by a mesa and cowboys and native americans fighting

Red River War Series: Battle of Adobe Walls

Have you ever heard of the shot of the century? Come out to the Goodnight Ranch to learn about the circumstances surrounding the infamous shot and how the battle played out. Programs at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

History at Night advertisement with a small image of the San Felipe de Austin building, and the information for the event

History At Night: Eleven Days on the Colorado – The Pivotal Battle Unfought with author James E. Brasher

Our June History at Night event will not longer be Eleven Days on the Colorado, that program has been postponed until the fall. We apologize for the swap, and we are still looking forward to the James Brasher's talk, just later in the year.
Instead this program will be a staff lead program, about something that makes San Felipe de Austin unique! It will still be at 6 pm in the Learning Hall at San Felipe and is as always a free program!

Image of Joe Berrong in living history

19th Century Medicine

Want to know the medicine doctors practiced on the frontier? Join Joe Berrong, a retired doctor, and Living Historian specializing in 19th century medicine will give a talk and discussion about medical practices, techniques, and medicine of the 1800s. See the antique tools of the trade and learn how they were used.

The French Legation was once home to Dr. Joseph Robertson, one of the first doctors in Austin. Many of these practices were standard to Roberson’s career. Learning about these practices offers perspective of the medical practices that were offered to Austin residents, and a unique glimpse into the history of the era.

Book cover for the book "Days of Sorrow"

On the Plantation Porch

Join us on June 29 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm at the Levi Jordan Plantation for "On the Plantation Porch." Dr. Ronald Goodwin will present his book, Remembering the Days of Sorrow, and join in a discussion about the importance of his research.

Line drawing of Stephen F. Austin over a photograph of the hotel at San Felipe de Austin with a field of bluebonnets in front of it.  Details for the event are included in the image

Nature Walk: In the Footsteps of Stephen F. Austin

Please join us at 2pm on Sunday, June 30th for a Nature Walk with our friends at the Gideon Lincecum Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists!
Special thanks to Wade Dillon - Illustration for the Stephen F. Austin artwork!

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!

Woman in grass house

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.