COME SOLVE HISTORY’S MYSTERIES AT MISSION DOLORES!
SAN AUGUSTINE, Texas — Children can learn what it takes to be an archivist at 1 p.m., February 18th and 25th at Mission Dolores State Historic Site.
After learning what archivists do, children will be given different “documents” to search for clues to solve history’s mysteries in a scavenger hunt across the museum property.
“Archives preserve the memories of people, places, and events,” said Brooke Bonorden, site educator/interpreter at Mission Dolores State Historic Site. “Our program will demonstrate how the memories preserved in old documents can lead us to rediscover forgotten pieces of history.”
Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum, where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions.
This program is designed for children ages 12 and under. Admission is free and the program will run from 1–2:30 p.m. both days. The same program will occur on both occasions. Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815.