Events 2017

Nacogdoches Summer Scavenger

June 1 – August 23rd

Be a tourist in your own town this summer! Visit all local museums, answer two trivia questions and turn in your completed form to be entered to win a prize package. Scavenger Hunt sheets are available at each of the local museums beginning June 1st. Participating locations: Sterne-Hoya House Museum & Library, Durst-Taylor Historic House & Gardens, Nacogdoches Public Library, Stone Fort Museum, Cole Art Center, Old University Building and Millard’s Crossing.  



Pioneer Day

Saturday, October 7th

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Durst-Taylor Historic House & Gardens

This fun filled day will give visitors the opportunity to experience history in a hands-on way. Visitors can step back in time, to the mid-1800s, with pioneer crafts and activities. Some activities will be held outside and can be messy, so be sure to dress appropriately. Our Pioneer Day this year will have an “Old West” theme to go along with the One Book One City program put on by the Nacogdoches Public Library.


Beefsteak Fundraiser

Friday, October 13th – 7pm

Mast Hall

The Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department will be holding the second annual Beefsteak dinner in order to raise funds for the restoration of Zion Hill Baptist Church. This historic fundraising tradition dates back to the 1900s when politicians would raise money by have a beefsteak dinner – a dinner comprise of nothing by meat, beer, and bread- to raise campaign funds. Nacogdoches attendees will get hearty portions of meat and beer supplied by local restaurants and organizations, as well as a commemorative apron to wear during the event and take home with them. What better way to spend a Friday night? Contact the Historic Sites Department to purchase a ticket.