A new quarter, released Thursday as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful series, honors San Antonio’s Spanish colonial missions.
Some 1.2 million visitors to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park spent $88 million and generated $43 million in secondary impacts in 2018.
County employees started cleaning restrooms at the missions starting Dec. 28, and the National Park Service took over bathroom duty on Sunday.
“Restored By Light: Reinspired” takes place Friday, Oct. 12, at Mission San Juan, starting at 6 p.m.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created a new federal bureau, the National Park Service (NPS), to manage and protect the country’s then 35 national parks.
Hundreds of San Antonio Food Bank staff and volunteers will soon be working the same land that Spanish colonial settlers and Native Americans started farming more than 280 years ago at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
City Council was briefed on Wednesday on the development of a work plan that when finished will recommend how to protect, improve and promote the World Heritage designation site.
Five leading individuals in the years-long quest to win World Heritage designation for the Alamo, the Spanish colonial Missions and the often forgotten Rancho de las Cabras appeared on stage Saturday morning to explore the meaning of San Antonio’s newfound “outstanding universal value” and what that means for the future of the Southside and the city at large.
With World Heritage inscription ceremonies completed, City Councilmember Rebecca Viagran (D3) has organized and will host a World Heritage Symposium on Saturday to explore how the designation will guide San Antonio’s future preservation and presentation of the Alamo, the four Missions, and Rancho de las Cabras.
The World Heritage weekend celebration closed with an outdoor Mass at Mission San José and Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller asking the congregation to give thanks to those who worked for nearly a decade to make the World Heritage designation a reality.