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Temporary Exhibit: The Sea of Mud

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

ON DISPLAY NOW: Come and explore El Mar de Lodo or The Sea of Mud!

This special temporary exhibition focuses on the archeology related to the Mexican Army’s disastrous retreat through Texas after the Battle of San Jacinto. Based on the book Sea of Mud by Dr. Gregg Dimmick, this display tells the story of how over 2,000 Mexican soldiers were trapped in a terrible storm and vast lake of mud rising, at times, up to their waists. This incident had an important role in ending Mexico’s continued fight to retain Tejas during the Texas Revolution, but, until recently, has been largely ignored.

Featuring artifacts on loan from the Texas A&M Cushing Library, many of which are on public display for the first time, this exhibit has stunning pieces of military equipment including parts of Mexican Army uniforms, munitions, and arms as well as pieces related to the civilians and camp followers who travelled with the Army.

This exhibit is free to the public during the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site’s regular operating hours. The public opening will held be on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 with a special lecture from Dr. Gregg Dimmick, the avocational archeologist who re-discovered the Mexican Army’s route through the Sea of Mud at 1 PM that day. The exhibit will run through Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

To arrange a private tour of the El Mar de Lodo exhibit, please message us on facebook or call the museum at 979.885.2181.


September 2
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


San Felipe de Austin Museum
220 2nd Street
San Felipe, 77474 United States
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(979) 885-2181