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Archeology Awareness month during October.

Join us Saturday, October 4, 2014
9 am– 4 pm
Free admission , donations accepted.

We invite you to come and participate in our October Archeology program! Come and immerse yourself in Texas history!

Introduce the entire family to Archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin! Archeology Tour of San Felipe de Austin SHS/Colonial, Texas.


All Day/Ongoing:

Archeology themed activities including:
Dig box exercises for children
Screening and artifact sorting activities
Artifact reconstruction hands-on
Walking tours of the historic site, noting the layout of prominent buildings
    associated with famous early Texans

Special Presentations:

1 am and at 2 pm
Discovering the Archeology of San Felipe de Austin

Finding the Farmer’s –This presentation will provide information about the recent archeological investigation that looked for the remains of the Farmer’s Hotel. This building was a target for excavation because both Texian and Mexican historical accounts noted the structure as having a brick cellar. This unusual architectural feature serves as a unique identifier for this building. Come and learn more about what was uncovered!

1 pm
Job and Jackson – China Merchants

While the burning of San Felipe de Austin destroyed most of the artifacts left in the town when it was abandoned, some artifacts can provide unique insights into fascinating stories. Come and share in the story behind a sherd, part of a maker’s mark, and what our curiosity led us to learn!

We hope to see many out in attendance, thanks for your help!

Call: 979-885-2181 for more information

San Felipe de Austin SHS
Open: Tuesday–Sunday 8 am–5 pm
15945 FM 1458
San Felipe, TX 77473

Bryan McAuley
Shelley Wong
Sealy Chamber of Commerce




Heritage Celebration: Father of Texas Birthday in November
Archeology Awareness month during October.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
9 am – 5 pm

Come celebrate Stephen F. Austin’s birthday with special activities, presentations, demonstrations and reenactments.

Lots of fun and informative activities for all ages.

SFA Celebration
Father of Texas celebration 2005

The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents
a Birthday Celebration for Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of Texas”.

Enjoy heritage programs, reenactments, entertainment & food.

For more information: 979-885-2181 or 877-558-7245

San Felipe de Austin SHS
15945 FM 1458
San Felipe, TX

  • Father of Texas Event Opening
  • San Felipe de Austin SHS Visitor Center – Grand Opening
  • Ribbon/cake cutting

In the visitor center:
  • Guest speakers
  • New interior exhibit panels
  • Gift shop now open
Around the site:
  • Self tour the new exterior exhibit panels
  • Hands on activities/colonial games – fun for the whole family
  • Living history demonstrations
  • Printing history
  • Music/entertainment
  • Light snacks/drinks available (small fee)

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
FM 1458 (48 miles west of Houston, IH 10 exit 723)

Need more information?
Contact 979-885-2181

Sponsored by Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
and the THC Historic Sites Division.

Friends of SFSHS

Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
PO Box 96
San Felipe, Texas 77473
Toll-Free: 877-558-7245


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