228 S. Laredo St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
GPS: N29° 25' 23" W98° 29' 51"
Explore the life of a Texas patriot in the heart of downtown San Antonio. A rancher, merchant, and one of only two native-born Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, José Antonio Navarro was a leading advocate for Tejano rights. Casa Navarro State Historic Site celebrates his life at his original 1850s adobe and limestone home, a historic jewel among its urban surroundings.
The site was designated a Texas State Historic Landmark in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Mole, a traditional Mexican dish that blends the foodways and traditions of indigenous Mexico and Spain, has become a popular sauce to accompany Turkey during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. Learn the ins and outs of making Mole Verde...
From the Blog
By Emiliano “Nano” Calderon, Casa Navarro Site Educator
This December, Casa Navarro State Historic Site will wrap up a series of Make Your Own Mole workshops that built off previous historic foodways programs. Mole is a rich sauce in Mexican cuisine that is traditionally prepared during the holidays. The 2014 Mole Navarro workshop featured a mole cooking demonstration and a...
By Emiliano “Nano” Calderon, Site Educator, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
La Cocina en el Bolsillo is a series of pocket-sized cookbooks published at the turn of the 20th century in Mexico City by Antonio Venegas Arroyo. The multi-volume series is lined with a number of traditional recipes for everything from mole sauces to albondigas fingidas (fake meatballs). The cookbooks were...
By Brandon Aniol, Educator, Landmark Inn State Historic Site & Emiliano ‘Nano’ Calderon, Educator, Casa Navarro State Historic Site
Tejanos and European immigrants in Texas used outdoor earthen ovens to bake a variety of foods. Brandon Aniol, Landmark Inn’s site educator and Emiliano, ‘Nano’ Calderon, Casa Navarro’s site educator, set out to successfully build and operate an horno...
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