In 2018, San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary, and as part of that celebration, the Alamo is excited to announce the Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series!
Each month, the Alamo will bring you experts who will explore the events, people, and themes that shaped the history of the Alamo, San Antonio, and Texas.
Over 20 archaeological investigations have occurred at The Alamo over the last 50 years. In 2016, archaeological investigations occurredd at The Alamo in conjunction with the Alamo Master Planning process. City of San Antonio Archaeologist Kay Hindes will discuss some of the previous archaeological investigations as well as cover the results of the 2016 archaeological investigations.
About Kay Hindes
Historian and archeologist, Kay Hindes has worked as the City Archaeologist for the City of San Antonio since 2003. She has a degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and specializes in historical/archival research and Spanish Colonial archaeology. Kay has conducted cultural resources investigations for over 35 years working with universities, cultural resources management firms, and as an Independent Research Consultant. She is a co-discoverer of the Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba site located in Menard County, Texas and served as Co-Project Historian for the Spanish Colonial Presidio del Loreto component at site 41VT4, LaSalle’s Fort St. Louis, located in Victoria County, Texas. On behalf of the City of San Antonio, Kay oversaw the recent archaeological investigations in Alamo Plaza, Brackenridge Park, Plaza de Armas (Presidio San Antonio de Bexar) Hemisfair, and the extensive archaeological investigations at Main Plaza. In 2013, Kay identified an archaeological site that is the possible first site of Mission San Antonio de Valero, 1718. Kay has provided management and coordination for over 1000 projects to date totaling over 1.2 billion dollars. She has worked extensively with the San Antonio Conservation Society (SACS) to survey, document and preserve Historic Texas 19th Century Vernacular Farm and Ranch Complexes in and around Bexar County.
Kay has received numerous awards for her work from the Texas Historical Commission (THC), including an Award of Excellence in Archeology for Archeological Research, from the Texas Historical Commission and was presented with a Texas Preservation Hero award from the San Antonio Conservation Society.
The 2018 Tricentennial Lecture Series Schedule (click to print or enlarge):
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78299