Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Augustine: The Art of Storytelling

July 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

From 1 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will explore the ways that Catholic missionaries and churches used various mediums of art to tell stories. Have your own story to tell? We’ve got all the supplies to bring your story to life in a faux stained glass panel!

Sculptures, paintings, and elaborate architecture were not just decorations in early churches. These works of art also conveyed messages to viewers who might not be able to understand the beliefs and principles of the church otherwise. At this program, we will explore the literal art of storytelling.

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.

This program is designed for visitors of all ages. Admission is free and the program will run from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 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.


  • Mission Dolores State Historic Site
  • 701 S Broadway
  • San Augustine, Texas
  • 75972



  • Free