Castroville’s 170th anniversary to be
The quarterly meeting of the Castro Colonies Heritage
Association (CCHA) originally scheduled for September 21 has been
moved up a week to Sunday, Sept. 14 so that the meeting would not
conflict with the Medina County Fair. The meeting will be held in
the auditorium of the Moye Retreat Center located at 600 London
Street in Castroville, Texas at 2 p.m.
The year 2014 marks the 170th anniversary of the founding of
Castroville by Henri Castro, and the program will recognize this
pivotal event in the history of Medina County. Dr. Amy Jo Baker
will give a talk entitled “The Founding of Castroville by Henri
Castro.” The content of her presentation is based on her
research as a graduate student at Trinity University in San
Refreshments will be served after the meeting is adjourned.
The CCHA will commemorate the 170th anniversary of the founding
of the other three Castro Colonies in the coming years: Quihi in
2015, Vandenburg in 2016 and D’Hanis in 2017.