Alamo Tricentennial Lunch and Lecture: Mexican Troop Movements of the Texas Revolution

Start Date:
Mar 06, 2018
Start Time:
11:30 AM
End Date:
Mar 06, 2018
End Time:
1:00 PM
Public Event

lecture series

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.

Tuesday, March 6 we will continue this lecture series with Mexican Troop Movements in the Texas Revolution with guest speaker John Tyler.

This event is $15 and includes a Jason's Deli lunch box.

  • 11:30 a.m. Doors open
  • 12:00 p.m.  Lecture begins
  • 1 p.m. Lecture ends/Q&A

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300 Years of Alamo History

About the Lecture:

In January of 1835, Mexican Vice-President, Valentin Gomez Farias was removed from office.  While Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had been elected president, he had not taken an active role in the running of the government after retiring to his estate in Vera Cruz.  After being alerted of Gomez Farias’ liberal reforms by the nation’s elite powers, Santa Anna returned to Mexico City, dissolved Congress and announced his Plan of Cuernavaca, which repealed liberal reforms and formed a Catholic-Centralist Government. Within two months, the new congress had passed the Federal Militia Reduction Act, in effect disbanding local and state militias, which led to outrage across Mexico.  Santa Anna was forced to forcefully put down growing insurrections across the country.  His first show of force would be in Zacatecas where he quickly and violently crushed the resistance.  He then proceeded to Texas.

The Mexican Army’s movement into Texas and the subsequent battles that it spawned are the subjects of this installment of the Alamo’s Tricentennial Lecture Series.  Join John Tyler as he presents, “Mexican Troop Movements of the Texas Revolution”, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Noon in Alamo Hall as he narrates the movement of one of the finest armies of the time, across Mexico, ultimately culminating at the Battle of San Jacinto, near Houston, on April 21, 1836.

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