There are innumerable elements in society that threaten the preservation of history, culture, and heritage.
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.
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.
San Antonio’s Spanish-colonial Missions will celebrate their first birthday as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this weekend at the inaugural World Heritage Festival.
The Road to World Heritage
On July 5, 2015, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted unanimously to inscribe the San Antonio Missions as the first World Heritage Site in Texas.
The voices of Mission descendants and the beat of their ceremonial drum floated through the grounds of Mission San José Wednesday morning as dozens of local leaders gathered to mark the first annual World Heritage Festival, a free weekend celebration of history, community, and culture surrounding the Spanish-colonial Missions in San Antonio’s Southside from Sept.
There’s a perfect storm of arts and culture on San Antonio’s horizon.
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.
San Antonio’s first annual World Heritage Festival will feature a Saturday that begins with hundreds taking to the Missions on bikes for a family-friendly ride, a 5k run, and a Mission Reach camino, or walk to Mission San José, while late afternoon and into the night will showcase local musicians putting on the inaugural Mission Pachanga at Mission County Park.
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.