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History comes alive at park

By Victoria Advocate
May 12, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.


IF YOU GO

WHAT: Visit with Spanish soldiers at their "short camp" at Tonkawa Bank

WHEN: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 6 a.m. to noon May 20

WHERE: Riverside Park

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.

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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