mailing address:

    114 e. cevallos

    san antonio, tx  78204-1721

physical address:

    1349 neal road

     bet. applewhite & pleasanton roads

     san antonio, tx  78264

ph. 210.846.9403

fax 210.829.1730



a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation

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Great for kids (free under 12), grown-ups ($3) & families ($5)--includes access to Los Caminos Naturales Trail System
20+ miles of hike/bike/bridle trails: 
Bring your bike or horse and hit the trails or take a hike!
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Naturalist Practices ~ Health, Healing, Juego y Yerma

A Second Saturday Speaker Series

April - August 2017

Land Heritage Institute Headquarters

(1349 Neal Road bet. Applewhite & Pleasanton/Moursund Roads, SATX 78249)

Saturday July 8, 2017 @ 11am 

FREE & friendly for families with finesse

Folk Healing & Curandisma

A presentation by Dr. Elizabeth de la Portilla & Don Jacinto Madrigal

Dr. Elizabeth de la Portilla writes and lectures on the world and practices of San Antonio curanderos, including her presenting partner Don Jacinto Madrigal. Curandera/os --traditional healers in Mexican culture--bridge the gaps between multiple planes of existence--spiritual and material, modern and pre-modern--dispensing medicinal herbs, prayers, and instruction. As a scholar, an ethnographer, and a curandera in training, de la Portilla’s parallel perspectives uniquely aid readers and students in understanding this subordinated culture. Retelling the stories various healers have shared, interpreting their answers to her probing questions, and describing the herbs and recipes they use in their arts, she & Madrigal vividly illuminate the borderland context of San Antonio. Scholars and readers of anthropology, sociology, Chicana & Chicano studies, women's studies savor layers of meaning and application in Portilla’s book, They All Want Magic: Curanderas & Folk Healing.

Made possible through support from the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation & the Texas Commission on the Arts’ Arts Respond program.