More than 200 history teachers, community members, and Texas history enthusiasts attended the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Symposium Saturday, which took place at the historic Menger Hotel located at 204 Alamo Plaza, steps away from the Alamo.
After a month of digging and excavating the Alamo Plaza site, archaeologists at the site Friday announced that they have “substantially completed” their “discovery phase” work.
Texas revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers may not have buried the hatchet after the Battle of the Alamo, but somehow, they buried a sword.
The Alamo Dig began on July 20 and has already unearthed a number of historical artifacts.
In the second exciting announcement from the Alamo Plaza dig, archaeologists working on the project showed off a handful of the more than 300 artifacts they have unearthed so far.
Six design firms from three countries have been chosen as finalists by the Alamo Master Plan Management Committee to make presentations in San Antonio this month, a major milestone in an ambitious plan to better preserve the Alamo, redevelop the surrounding Plaza properties, and weave a more comprehensive story about the region’s indigenous culture, the city’s origins as a Spanish colonial outpost, and development of the Missions.
The Texas General Land Office has purchased three historic buildings across from Alamo Plaza for $14.4 million, a deal that is expected to heavily contribute to multi-million dollar master plan to redevelop and revitalize the area surrounding the downtown landmark.
Representatives from the City of San Antonio, the Texas General Land Office, and the Alamo Endowment gathered in front of the Alamo Thursday evening to formally sign an agreement to collaboratively fund and plan a multi-million dollar revitalization and preservation effort for the Alamo Plaza Historic District.
A historic agreement between the City of San Antonio, Texas General Land Office, and the Alamo Endowment to jointly fund and plan the redevelopment of the Alamo complex, plaza, and surrounding downtown district was unanimously approved by City Council on Thursday morning.
The Alamo and the Spanish colonial missions’ recent designation as a World Heritage site has kicked planning efforts around the historic sites into high gear and has changed the way the state and city are approaching the historic sites’ revitalization.