Celebrating Texas Archeology at San Felipe de Austin

Oct 4 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm


Cost: Free, donations accepted

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
15945 FM 1458
San Felipe  Texas  77473

Introduce the entire family to archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin!

All day/ongoing archeology-themed activities will include:

  • Dig box exercises for children
  • Screening and artifact sorting activities
  • Hands-on artifact reconstruction
  • Walking tours of the historic site, noting the layout of prominent buildings associated with famous early Texans

Special Presentations:

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Discovering the Archeology of San Felipe de Austin Finding the Farmer’s
This presentation will provide information about the recent archeological investigation that looked for the remains of the Farmer’s Hotel. This building was a target for excavation because both Texian and Mexican historical accounts noted the structure as having a brick cellar. This unusual architectural feature serves as a unique identifier for this building. Come and learn more about what was uncovered!

1 p.m. – Job and Jackson – China Merchants
While the burning of San Felipe de Austin destroyed most of the artifacts left in the town when it was abandoned, some artifacts can provide unique insights into fascinating stories. Share in the story behind a sherd, part of a maker’s mark, and what our curiosity led us to learn.

For more information, call us at 979.885.2181