DeLeon Plaza

Dig Our History Days is a free community event that is scheduled June 14-17 in Victoria's historic downtown. Numerous fun, hands-on activities are planned, including a paticipatory archaeology dig project at De Leon Plaza. The archaeology dig will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day of the event.

The Victoria Advocate says there will also be a myriad of other activities for all ages to enjoy, including atlatl throwing on the grounds of One O'Connor Plaza; walking tours of historic downtown Victoria from Market Square to De Leon Plaza and of La Villa Victoria; a guided historic driving tour of Old Victoria; guided tours of Evergreen Cemetery and the Victoria County Courthouse; horse-drawn carriage rides at De Leon Plaza; Bluegrass, oldies and Gospel music by the Crossroads String Band at the De Leon Plaza bandstand; archeology exhibits, lectures and historic films at the Welder Center; archeology for kids at De Leon Plaza and children's activities at the Children's Discovery Museum and the Nave Museum; and a children's movie and coloring activity at the Victoria Public Library.

Both the Museum of the Coastal Bend and the Nave Museum will offer free admission during the event. The Museum of the Coastal Bend, at the corner of Ben Jordan and Red River streets on the Victoria College campus, will have free admission June 14 and 15. The Nave Museum will offer free admission and tours of the museum June 14-16 and in addition to children's activities will have docents available to talk about the history of the McCan family and the Nave.

To learn more about this event, call 361-485-3116, check out the Dig Our History Days commercial on YouTube or visit for a complete and detailed schedule of events.