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Written by esperanzacenter on Dec 3 2018 - 12:03pm
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 Sep 28 2018 - 12:06pm
Victorian Secrets Lecture and Demonstration - Cultural anthropologist Michaele Thurgood Haynes unveils a fascinating peek into the boudoir of the Victorian Era with an array of the intimate undergarments—including the bustle, chemises and corsets—necessary then to “exaggerate the shape of a proper Victorian lady.” A live model will demonstrate the intricate procedures required to complete robing.  Haynes is author of Dressing up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 3 2018 - 6:31pm
Join the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center for the first event of our Westside Community History & Preservation Speaker Series! There will be three more speakers in this series throughout the rest of 2018. This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color!
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 19 2017 - 10:39pm
Update: The matter was rejected by the San Antonio Zoning Commission on May 17. Click here for story and video. The issue now moves to San Antonio City Council. On April 4, more than 50 residents from Tobin Hill and other nearby neighborhoods met with city officials and their councilman for a spirited conversation about whether 88 properties should be covered by Historic Designation.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 13 2015 - 7:12pm
Mayor Taylor’s Statement on Confederate Monuments SAN ANTONIO (July 9, 2015) — “Slavery and the Civil War are part of the American legacy. For more than 200 years we’ve been trying to fully realize the revolutionary premise of democracy: all men are created equal.
Written by Kris@nowcastsa.org on Apr 29 2014 - 3:30pm
Preservation Day SA is a workday organized to address exterior deterioration of historic properties and achieve minimum maintenance requirements.  In celebration of Preservation Month, volunteers will be providing exterior repairs and maintenance to three historic homes in the Government Hill Historic District on May 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Written by Kris@nowcastsa.org on Apr 29 2014 - 3:24pm
Go! Historic SA Guided Tour presents the opportunity to learn about mid-century architecture historic sites throughout La Villita and HemisFair in downtown San Antonio.
Written by Kris@nowcastsa.org on Apr 29 2014 - 3:08pm
This year’s theme “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage.” challenges communities to take an active role in preservation. “Preserving our older buildings and neighborhoods provides a sense of belonging and pride. Preservation is about understanding that historic buildings are limited resources and we need to be engaged, as San Antonians, to preserve those that tell the story of our diverse culture,” said Shanon Miller, Director of OHP.