SAN AUGUSTINE — Staying in San Augustine for the Easter holiday? Come to Mission Dolores State Historic Site for an “Egg-stravaganza” on Saturday, April 15th!

We will be making cascarones, or confetti eggs, from 1 to 3 p.m. Children can take the cascarones home to crack with family members on Easter Sunday!

“Although the concept of confetti eggs originated in Asia, they were widespread in Spain in the 1700s” said Brooke Bonorden, site educator/interpreter at Mission Dolores State Historic Site. “We hope you will join us for an afternoon of festive fun!”

Mission Dolores was a Spanish mission built in 1721 in what is now San Augustine County, just 20 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana border. The site tells an important history about the Native American experience with Texas’ earliest European settlers. Visitors can explore the site’s history at the museum, where interpretive displays tell the story of Mission Dolores. The property also has a campground, picnic area, and group pavilions.

Program designed for children ages 10 and under. Admission is free. Mission Dolores State Historic Site is currently open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, please call 936-275-3815.

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