WASHINGTON, TEXAS - “Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an admission free, two-day living history celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to commemorate when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico and form a new nation. After all, there is no better place to celebrate Texas independence than on the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas.”
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Escuelitas and the Emergence of a Mexican American Identity in South Texas: A Conversation with Dr. Philis Barragán Goetz Join the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza for the final event of our Westside Community History & Preservation Speaker Series! This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color!
Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Oct 1 2018 - 1:30pm
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by Esther@SAPL on Jun 28 2018 - 3:13pm
Ancestry.com is one of the most popular genealogy databases available. You can use the Library Edition for free throughout the SAPL system. Come and learn some of the resources available through it to help you in doing your family history research. Registration is recommended.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 2:43pm
NOWCastSA webcast The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2018 from the Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium. The committee heard a presentation by the design team on draft site plan and strategy for Alamo Plaza. Afterwards, the committee members discuss the presentation and their reaction to the draft plan. Anyone can replay it here for free, right here on this page, thanks to generous support from Myfe Moore. (Scroll down for additional details and context)
Written by Jason Gil on May 24 2018 - 9:14pm
By Jason Gil “Stories Seldom Told” is an annual Say Sí event where student artists explore topics in need of the telling, in need of being unpacked, in a creative manner. “Every year, all of our student leaders will get together and have informal conversations about what they feel isn’t addressed in their everyday lives,” said Stephen Guzman, Communications Director, at Say Sí. “Each studio has a lead liaison (student leader) that provides feedback and informs programming, and one of their tasks is to come up with the theme for Stories Seldom Told.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 17 2018 - 7:56pm
Updated: Board members of the Alamo Trust, which manages the daily operations of the historic Alamo, met in public for the first time, giving a peek inside closed-door meetings, and getting an earful from passionate preservationists. Watch complete video here or scroll down for an article with quotes and links to context.
Written by SAYSi_SA on May 16 2018 - 7:05pm
Correction: Join us on May 24, 2018, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a special Artist Talk with SAY Sí student artists. For this exhibition, SAY Sí’s middle and high school student-artists uncover and illuminate the neglected episodes of San Antonio’s history. Click here to go to the Facebook event page.
Written by SAYSi_SA on May 14 2018 - 12:22pm
Join us for the closing reception of Stories Seldom Told: Omitted Histories on June 1, 2018. For this exhibition, SAY Sí’s middle and high school student-artists uncover and illuminate the neglected episodes of San Antonio’s history.