Cochineal Demonstration - March 25th - 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Did you know that the white "stuff" that grows on the prickly pear cactus is actually a valuable bug called Cochineal that when processed creates a beautiful red dye?  Come and learn more about Cochineal and how it was an important trade commodity for the Spanish during the Presidio Era.  You'll even get a chance to paint with it and create your own bookmark!