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First Saturday at the Alamo

Start Date:
Nov 05, 2016
Start Time:
09:00 AM
End Date:
Nov 05, 2016
End Time:
5:30 PM
Category:
Public Event
Details:

A Call to Arms: Militia Muster is an interactive living history event, free to the public.  Visitors have the opportunity to learn about an overlooked phase of the Texas Revolution that predated the call for independence from Mexico.  This muster brings together colonists, Tejanos, American volunteers, and Mexican soldiers in their shared support of the Mexican Constitution of 1824. 

School of the Soldier will be fully interactive for visitors of all ages. Living history demonstrations will also be offered in the Alamo's living history encampment, and visitors will have the opportunity to take photographs and talk with militia members throughout the day.

 

Schedule of Events

9:00 am                                             Opening Ceremony                                        Front of Church

 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm                           Living History Encampment Open               Living History Encampment

               Visit the camp doctor in the medical tent to learn about 19th century medical practices

               Watch the camp cooks as they prepare typical  army camp food

               Learn to play Chuck-a-Luck, a 19th century game of chance

               Letter Writing - Use quill pens to write a letter home

               See the Camp Barber and get shaved 1800s style

 

9:30 am - 4:00 pm                           Enlist in the Federal Army of Texas             Living History Encampment

               Sign up as a volunteer in the Federal Army of Texas and receive your section assignment and souvenir enlistment papers.

 

9:30 am - 4:00 pm                           Special Kids Activity - Candy Cartridge Making       Alamo Gardens

               Younger Alamo visitors will have a chance to make edible powder cartridges.


9:30 am - 9:45 am                         Speed Loading Demonstration                    Parade Grounds

               Watch as Alamo Company regulars face off against one another to determine which is has the quickest draw

 

 10:00 am  - 10:45 am                      School of the Soldier                                     Parade Grounds

               Join your section and learn the basic commands of a soldier

 

10:45 am - 11:00 am                       Firing Demonstration                                     Parade Grounds

               Watch as Alamo Company regulars demonstrate the use of black powder firearms.

 

 11:00 am - 12:00 pm                       Platoon Drill                                                     Parade Grounds

               Show off your skills as a soldier, or join a newly formed section and learn the basic commands of a soldier

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm                           School of the Company                                 Parade Grounds

               Join the entire Alamo Company for a final drill, or join a newly formed section and learn the basic commands of a soldier

 

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm                           Firing Demonstration                                     Parade Grounds

               Watch as Alamo Company regulars demonstrate the use of black powder firearms.

 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm                           School of the NCO                                         Amphitheatre

               Learn what it takes to lead a company into battle


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm                           Children's Drill                                             Parade Grounds

               Special school of the soldier session for our younger visitors only.

 

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm                           Speed Loading Demonstration                    Parade Grounds

               Watch as Alamo Company regulars face off against one another to determine which is has the quickest draw.

 

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm                           Company Inspection                                      Parade Grounds

               Fall in line with the regulars and volunteers of the Alamo and prepare for the Dress Parade**

 

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm                            Dress Parade                                                   Alamo Plaza

 

 

** This activity is open to any Alamo visitor who has enlisted in the Federal Army of Texas and taken part in at least one of the various schools.


About First Saturday at the Alamo: On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s. Join us for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts.

Location:
The Alamo
Address:

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78299

Contact:
Ryan Badger
Contact Phone:
210-225-1391 x143