• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Park Store

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The Park Store has a good collection of books dealing with Spanish, Mexican, and Texas history. Additionally, it carries items connected to the Hispanic and American Indian heritage.

The Park Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit organization authorized by Congress to assist the National Park Service in the support of educational and scientific research projects.

Click here for the home page of Western National Parks Association.
 

For the reading recommendations of the Park Rangers on Spanish Colonial and mission history, please follow the links below.

For kids and educators

General audiences

Did You Know?

The pad, flower, and fruit of the prickly pear cactus are all edible.

that the prickly pear cactus was a regular part of the South Texas Indians' diet? The pad, the flower, and the tuna (fruit) are all edible. Even today, "nopales" are found in the produce department of Texas grocery stores.