Alamo Tricentennial Lecture Series

Start Date:
Jan 27, 2018
Start Time:
6:30 PM
End Date:
Jan 27, 2018
End Time:
8:00 PM
Public Event

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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.

Saturday, January 27, we kick of the series with the Alamo’s own Historian and Curator, Dr. Bruce Winders, who will present a lecture entitled 300 Years of Alamo History.

This event is free to the public.

  • 6:30 p.m. Complimentary hor d’oeuveres and beer courtesy Alamo Beer Company
  • 7 p.m. Lecture begins
  • 8 p.m. Lecture ends/Q&A

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About the Lecture:

300 Years of Alamo History

The year 2018 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of San Antonio.  While historians have traditionally focused on the role of the missions in its establishment, the initial military aspect of the community has gone largely unnoted.  Located on the frontier, San Antonio’s residents needed protection if they were going to survive.  Throughout its early history it was the military—Spanish, Mexican, Texan, and U.S.—that provided this protection.  In fact, the continued presence of the military finally brought the community the stability it needed to thrive.  It’s no wonder that San Antonio has earned the title of Military City USA. 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Bruce Winders, Alamo Historian & Curator

Dr. Richard Bruce Winders has held the position of Curator & Historian at the Alamo since July 1996.  A 1994 doctorial graduate from Texas Christian University, Winders has earned a reputation as an authority on early Texas and the Southwest.  His works include Mr. Polk’s Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War (Texas A & M Press, 1997); Crisis in the Southwest: The United States, Mexico and the Struggle over Texas (Brown Littlefield, 2002), Sacrificed at the Alamo: Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolutions (State House Press, 2003); and a book for juveniles, Davy Crockett: Legend of the Wild Frontier (Rosen, 2003).  He served as assistant editor on Simon & Schuster’s encyclopedia, The United States and Mexico at War (1997). 

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