What Is Living History
The Presidio’s Living History program brings life inside the walls of the Presidio. Volunteer re-enactors provide a glimpse of what life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed, a myriad of cultures were impacting each other, and the Old Pueblo was just beginning.
Visitors to the Presidio San Agustín see soldiers at drill, blacksmiths, candle-makers, merchants and weavers. These volunteers interact with the public to demonstrate and teach about the challenges of daily life when there were no cell phones and no running water.