Grass House Returning To Caddo Mounds Summer 2016

Caddo Grass Cutting

Nacogdoches, Texas- It’s time to roll up your sleeves and cut some switch grass! Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (CMSHS) harvested switch grass at the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest in Nacogdoches in November 2015 for the construction of a traditional Caddo grass house at the site. The next harvest … Read More

First Annual El Camino Real Festival

El Camino Real Festival 2014_22Alto, Texas- This past Saturday, the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site launched it’s first El Camino Real Festival complete with re-enactors, pioneer camps, guided hiking and plant identification tours, and demonstrations to celebrate the site’s museum re-dedication and highlight a section of the original El Camino Real which runs through … Read More

El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival

Alto, Texas- There is a new festival coming to East Texas! October 25, the inaugural El Camino Real de los Tejas Festival will kick off at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Travel back in time on the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas this fall and enjoy food, … Read More

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site: An East Texas Ancient Civilization

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site: An East Texas Ancient Civilization- More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center just east of Weches. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the Neches River valley which was the southwestern-most ceremonial … Read More