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

Star Gazing at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Caddo Mounds Burial Mound

Alto, Texas- Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and Mission Tejas are set to inspire stargazers January 16, among the ancient earthen mounds in Cherokee County. Make plans to get away from the lights of the big city to catch a better glimpse of the night sky and let the galaxy … Read More

Braly Builders Supply- A True Texas Treasure

Palestine, Texas- Local community leaders, business owners, and government officials gathered at Braly Builders Supply on Thursday, August 27, where they celebrated the presentation of the Texas Treasure Business Award with the Braly family.… Read More

Mount Vernon Is Where the Heart Is

One woman’s journey to save the third oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in Texas.
By Breezy Lake-Wolfe

Palestine, Texas- Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church, located in Palestine, Texas, was organized as a church and school by freedmen in the early 1870s. The 142 year old church stands in the … 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