Living History Day: Horticulture in the Southwest
Saturday, April 13, 10 am-2 pm
Included with admission
We will take a special look this month at the use of plants from the New Spain period up to the American Territorial Period. Plants were multipurpose as they were used for food, medicine and dyes. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about cochineal, the red dye that was one of Spain’s most valuable exports and to participate in a scavenger hunt to smuggle cochineal out of the Presidio!
In addition, this event will comprise a variety of demonstrations that may include blacksmithing, soldier drills and cannon fire, handmade tortilla tasting and more.