Historic sites come in all different sizes, from huge attractions like George Washington’s Mount Vernon to smaller museums like the Harriet Beecher Stowe house in Cincinnati, Ohio. They share a common thread–volunteers are the core of each operation, from large to small.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas is no exception. The park tells the story of Mission San Jose, consisting of four Spanish colonial missions and their associated features, which were established more than 300 years ago. The park interprets the story of Spanish colonization in that area and its impact on the indigenous communities living on the land.