Learn All About the 300-Year History of The Alamo at This Exciting Lecture Series
In 2018, San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary, and as part of that celebration, the Alamo is excited to announce the Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series! Each month, the Alamo will bring you experts who will explore the events, people, and themes that shaped the history of the Alamo, San Antonio, and Texas.
Saturday, January 27, we kick of the series with the Alamo’s own Historian and Curator, Dr. Bruce Winders, who will present a lecture entitled 300 Years of Alamo History. This event is free to the public. Complimentary hor d’oeuveres and beer courtesy Alamo Beer Company before the lecture begins.
This lecture focuses of the 300 Years of Alamo History. The year 2018 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of San Antonio. While historians have traditionally focused on the role of the missions in its establishment, the initial military aspect of the community has gone largely unnoted. Located on the frontier, San Antonio’s residents needed protection if they were going to survive. Throughout its early history it was the military—Spanish, Mexican, Texan, and U.S.—that provided this protection. In fact, the continued presence of the military finally brought the community the stability it needed to thrive. It’s no wonder that San Antonio has earned the title of Military City USA.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Westlake Villas Apartments in San Antonio, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Saturday, January 27, 2018—6:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205