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‘Short Camp’ Comes Alive At Riverside Park

Museum of the Coastal Bend

Take a look around you. We have the good fortune of living in an area that’s full of interesting history. We are also fortunate to be suroounded by people that know this history and are willing to share their knowledge of our past with us.

Victoria residents are invited to experience local history at the second of four historical locations of Mission Espiritu Santo. Presented by Coastal Bend Living History in partnership with the Museum of the Coastal Bend at Victoria College and the City of Victoria Parks and Recreation, this interactive weekend will highlight the rich and complex history of Spanish colonization in Victoria County.

A “short camp” will be set up on the Tonkawa bank where visitors can observe the daily living and survival skills of Spanish soldiers circa 1725. Fire-pit cooking and musket-firing demonstrations along with guided hiking tours will also be given.

Visit with Spanish soldiers at their “short camp” at Tonkawa Bank from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday May 20th in Riverside Park. 

All activities are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise indicated. Call 361-582-2511 for additional information. Parking for this event is available in the Children’s Park parking lot. Enter Riverside Park via McCright Drive for easy access.

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