Calendar of Events

History & Culture

February 2016

Feb 6 End Date

Aztec Caves Trail Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Join us for a hike up to Aztec Caves and marvel at the natural wonders of this unique area of the park.
Feb 6 End Date

History of Pedernales Falls Hike

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join a ranger for a one mile hike down to the falls. We will discuss the history of Pedernales Falls and how it has shaped the wildlife, plants, and geology of the park as we see it today. This hike ends with a fascinating discovery in the rocks! (30-45 minutes)
Feb 6 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Buffalo Soldiers in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Feb 6 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Feb 6 End Date

STORY TIME

Brazos Bend State Park
Feb 6 End Date

Nature Walk on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Learn about native plants and wildlife while touring historic Penn Farm!
Feb 6 End Date

The Wonderful Lives of Snakes

Brazos Bend State Park
Feb 6 End Date

Vultures - Nature's Clean-Up Crew-

Brazos Bend State Park
Feb 7 End Date

Hike A Historic Path of Wealth, Opportunity, and Adventure

Mission Tejas State Park
Join a park ranger in a discussion of the importance of paths then set out on a hiking adventure of our own down the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas.
Feb 11 End Date

Strong Backs and Willing to Work!

Davis Mountains State Park
Join us in the Interpretive Center for a program on how Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Civilian Conservation Corps permanently changed this country in the 1930s and pulled struggling citizens out of the Great Depression.
Feb 11 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 12 End Date

Take a Stroll Through Time on the Indian Lodge Walking Tour!

Indian Lodge
Bring your steaming cup of coffee and join us as we take a short walk around the grounds of the Indian Lodge and learn about the rich history of Camp Washington Seawell, the camp that built the lodge and Davis Mountains State Park.
Feb 12 End Date

Caddo Lake: Past, Present, and Future

Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake has a relatively short, but exciting history! *Please Note: Start time is 6 p.m.*
Feb 13 End Date

Blazing New Trails with the Buffalo Soldiers 20th Anniversary

Cedar Hill State Park
Celebrate 20 years of buffalo soldier history with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free family activities and, living history stories. Regular park admission fees apply: no additional charge for activity participation.
Feb 13 End Date

Surviving as a Settler

Mission Tejas State Park
No electricity? No grocery stores? No running water? How did they survive?
Feb 13 End Date

Light in the Dark

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Feb 13 End Date

Copper Prospect Mine Tour

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's head underground to explore some of the hidden secrets of the Franklin Mountains!
Feb 13 End Date

Cupids in Training Archery

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Love is in the air and Cupid needs your help to spread the love this Valentine's Day! Come visit us to learn the basics of archery on the eve of Valentine's Day!
Feb 13 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Inks Lake State Park
Learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven at our amphitheater, and get a free taste!
Feb 18 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 18 End Date

Making a Park: History of GISP

Galveston Island State Park
Galveston Island State Park (GISP) fascinates historians and adventurers alike!
Feb 20 End Date

Blazing New Trails with the Buffalo Soldiers 20th Anniversary

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Buffalo Soldiers, 20th anniversary celebration, Free activities, outdoor skills, living history, family fun
Feb 21 End Date

CCC - Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Mission Tejas State Park
Who built this park and why? Learn about the young men responsible for this park’s creation and their lasting legacy.
Feb 21 End Date

Iwo Jima Patriotic Ceremony

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Military Ceremony
Feb 25 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Feb 26 End Date

Fireside Chat at the Indian Lodge

Indian Lodge
Get comfortable next to the fire in the historic Indian Lodge Lobby and enjoy stories, games, and entertainment in the tradition of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's radio program during his 1930s presidency.
Feb 27 End Date

Blazing New Trails with the Buffalo Soldiers 20th Anniversary

Blanco State Park
Buffalo Soldiers 20th anniversary programming. Free activities, outdoor skills and living history presentations. Regular park admission fees apply: no additional charge for activity participation.
Feb 27 End Date

Lost Pines Guided Hike

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Join a ranger for a short hike to learn about native plants/trees and how they are intimately tied to human culture and history.

March 2016

Mar 3 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 5 End Date

Fort Clark Days Festival

Brackettville, TX - Fort Clark Springs
Buffalo Soldiers, Living History, Camp Life, Free Activities
Mar 5 End Date

Blazing New Trails with the Buffalo Soldiers 20th Anniversary

Houston , TX - Buffalo Soldier National Museum
Celebrate 20 years of buffalo soldier history with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free family activities and, living history stories.
Mar 5 End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Caution: You will be hooked!
Mar 5 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Garner State Park
Buffalo Soldiers in Garner State Park. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Mar 5 End Date

180th Texas Independence Day Celebration

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Mar 5 End Date

Caddo Culture

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 6 End Date

180th Texas Independence Day Celebration

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Mar 10 End Date

Micros and Giants

Tyler State Park
Look at the outdoors in a new way!
Mar 10 End Date

The Boys in Green

Tyler State Park
Who were the Civilian Conservation Corps?
Mar 10 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 10 End Date

Caddo Culture

Tyler State Park
Explore the Caddo Confederacy.
Mar 11 End Date

Pioneer Days

Fredericksburg, TX - Pioneer Museum
Buffalo Soldiers, Living History, Stories, Games and Activities for the entire family. Spring Break fun
Mar 15 End Date

Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour down a part of the Caprock Canyons Trailway with us.
Mar 16 End Date

Canyon Walk & Talk

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Join us on a guided hike down the Upper Canyon Trail.
Mar 17 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 17 End Date

The Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Learn about the Official Bison Herd of the state of Texas here at Caprock Canyons State Park!
Mar 18 End Date

Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour down a part of the Caprock Canyons Trailway with us.
Mar 19 End Date

Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique Behind the Scenes Tour
Mar 19 End Date

Explore the Canyon - to the Kallison Ranch

Government Canyon State Natural Area
A rare opportunity to visit this historic ranch...recently designated a San Antonio Landmark! Reservations required!
Mar 19 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Mar 20 End Date

Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Mar 24 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Mar 25 End Date

Mary Ann Goodnight & the Texas State Bison Herd

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Mother of the Panhandle, Darling of the Plains
Mar 26 End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Come to the Farm to see traditional Easter decor and baked goods as we prepare for Easter as a 1915 German farm family would have.
Mar 26 End Date

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Buffalo Soldiers in Government Canyon State Natural Area. History, Outdoor Skills and, tons of fun for the entire family no matter your age.
Mar 26 End Date

Trailway Tour

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Take a guided vehicle tour down a part of the Caprock Canyons Trailway with us.
Mar 26 End Date

Bayou Greenway Day 2016

Houston, TX - T.C. Jester Park Along White Oak Bayou Greenway
Buffalo Soldiers, Living History, Bike Rides, Kid activities, family activities, food and more
Mar 31 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.

April 2016

Apr 7 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Apr 9 End Date

Fort Richardson Days

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Buffalo Soldiers, Frontier Army, Living History, Free Activities, Demonstrations
Apr 9 End Date

Bloodletting, Leeches and Laudanum: Medicine in the 1850s

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Apr 14 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Apr 16 End Date

Basketry-on-the-Brazos

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Apr 21 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.
Apr 23 End Date

Annual Folk Festival

Mission Tejas State Park
Experience the past beneath the pines!
Apr 23 End Date

Folk Festival at Mission Tejas SP

Mission Tejas State Park
Buffalo, Soldiers, Black Smith, Frontier Army, Frontier Living, Living History, Mission Tejas
Apr 28 End Date

History of Calliham

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
Do you love history? Perhaps you are just a little curious about the park attractions and local history. Come to this presentation to have your questions answered.

May 2016

May 7 End Date

Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind the scenes tour of the doors that are closed to the public.
May 7 End Date

Frontier Forts Day

Fort Worth , TX - Fort Worth Stockyards
Buffalo Soldiers, Free Family Fun, and much much more
May 14 End Date

Blazing New Trails - 20th Birthday Celebration

Lake Brownwood State Park
Come celebrate 20 years of the Buffalo Soldiers and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Free fun and activities for the entire family.
May 21 End Date

Fort Lancaster SHS Western Frontier Days

Sheffield, TX - Fort Lancaster State Historic Site
Buffalo Soldiers, Grand Opening, Frontier Army, Living History
May 28 End Date

Food from the Farm

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

June 2016

Jun 25 End Date

Texas Last Frontier Heritage Celebration

Morton , TX - Cochran County Park
Buffalo Soldiers Celebration, bike ride, Family activities, Living History, Food Vendors

October 2016

Oct 1 End Date

Meridian State Park Open House

Meridian State Park
Fun-filled family activities!
Oct 15 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (First Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site's Annual Interpretive Fair weekend!
Oct 16 End Date

Annual Interpretive Fair (Second Day)

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
Come on out to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site’s Annual Interpretive Fair Weekend!

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