You can explore the trendline of visits to the Missions since 1983 by using the Rivard Report’s interactive charts in this story.
National Park Service Rangers gave a small tour to preservation advocates, narrating historic details as they made their way along the stone bridge.
The five-day festival will feature symposiums, a story exhibit, a sunset picnic, a bike ride and 5K/10K walk, a live music pachanga, and a celebratory Mass.
While artists created portals to Missions Concepción, San José, and San Juan, Mission Espada’s portal will be made through a community collaboration.
When San Antonio celebrates the Tricentennial in 2018, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word will have spent nearly half of those 300 years, or since 1869, as an integral part of the city’s history.
Though construction has already begun and more than 350,000 artifacts are being packed up inside the main building at the Witte Museum, City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Witte Board, and corporate sponsor representatives dug deep into a mound of soil Monday morning at the location of the future front steps the new museum – much closer to Broadway Street.
Pews, altar statues, office furnishings and a Franciscan art glass studio were packed up and moved out shortly after Easter to make way for the current renovations underway at Mission San Francisco de la Espada.