Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Antonio: Casa Navarro: Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands, 1750-1846

September 29, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Casa Navarro's courtyard
Casa Navarro's courtyard

Dr. Amy Porter, associate professor of history at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will provide an overview of her recently published book that examines women’s roles in their families and communities in the borderland settlements of San Antonio, Santa Fe, El Paso, Saltillo, and San Esteban de Nueva Tlaxcala. Using wills as her primary documents, Dr. Porter delves into women’s spiritual, economic, material, and family experiences and examines the power that women exercised in these areas of their lives.

Free parking is available in the Dolorosa parking lot, courtesy of the City of San Antonio. 


  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • 228 South Laredo Street
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 78207


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  • Free

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