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Blast From the Past offers hands-on look at Nacogdoches history

Jessica Wood of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Curator of Collections and Education Jessica Wood of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Curator of Collections and Education
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Nacogdoches held it's Third Annual Blast From the Past event on Saturday, celebrating the tradition and history of the oldest town in Texas.

The City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department hosts the event to give families a hands on look at the town's culture.

Events included playing music, dig sites, corn husk doll making, and more.

The committee holds this event every 2nd Saturday in October each year.

"We choose to keep doing it because so many really seem to enjoy it," said Jessica Wood of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Curator of Collections and Education. "It's a really hands on way for kids to learn about history. Their parents love it. It's free for the public, so in a bad economy, this is something parents can look forward to every year."

The city funded event draws over 400 participants each year.

Volunteers, along with Nacogdoches ISD and SFA students lend time and help to make a "Blast From the Past" successful.

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