Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas!
To enhance your study of the exploration and colonial periods of Texas history, you might enjoy taking a virtual field trip through their website. You’ll find links to 10 short, informational clips on YouTube. If this is an area of special interest, you can even follow them on Facebook. (Don’t you love how modern technology can be used to connect todays kids with history?)
And mark the Blast from the Past: Nacogdoches History Fair (October 9) on your calendar if you live near the area. Events related to recent studies in your Discover Texas history program include:
- Atlatl throwing
- Native plant display
- Natural dying demonstration
- Presentation on El Camino Real de los Tejas
- a simulated archeological dig in celebration of Texas Archeology Month
If you make the trip, check out the Stone Fort Museum while you’re there!