Archeology Awareness month in October at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pmFree
Archeology Awareness month in October
We invite you to come and participate in our October Archeology program! Come and immerse yourself in Texas history! Introduce the entire family to Archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin with an archeology tour.
Celebrate Texas Archeology Month every weekend in October by visiting one of the state’s most distinguished and unique archeological sites. San Felipe de Austin was burned to the ground during the Runaway Scrape of 1836 as fleeing residents evacuated ahead of Santa Anna’s advancing Mexican army. Throughout weekends in October, site staff and volunteers will be engaged in active excavations, field analysis, themed walking tours and other archeological activities.
All day event repeats repeats each week Saturday & Sunday in October, 2020.
October 3 & 4
October 10 & 11
October 17 & 18
October 24 & 25
Free admission, donations accepted.
On January first in 1840, Joseph Urban wrote a reimbursement request to the Republic of Texas Government. He listed his dwelling with a cellar, the bake house and kitchen and “The Courthouse” in which the Consultation and General Council met.
Archeological Investigations / Hands-on Archeology
Throughout the month of October, come to San Felipe de Austin state historic site and learn more about how the use of archeology will help shape future site development plans. Hands-on activities related to archeology throughout the day on Saturdays & Sundays, 9am–4pm.
All Day / Ongoing:
Archeology themed activities including: Dig box exercises for children Screening and artifact sorting activities Artifact reconstruction hands-on Walking tours of the historic site, noting the layout of prominent buildings associated with famous early Texans
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!