Welcome to the latest edition of  The Alamo Messenger !

This month we explore San Antonio during the early years of Mexican independence. 

And, as you're reading this, the 181st anniversary of the 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo is underway. Read on for details about special events to help you remember the Alamo.

We're also excited to share a sneak peek at our brand new tour and exhibit, as well as a special piece from our collection as our Artifact of the Month. 

Happy reading! 
 
February History Feature: Mexican Texas

Dr. Bruce Winders, Director of History and Curation, explores San Antonio in 1828. 

Now a department of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, the population of Texas had been decimated during the Mexican Wars of Independence and its leaders were looking to emigrants from the United States to help stabilize the area.

An Evening With Heroes: The Alamo Under Siege  
March 3, first tour begins at 6:30 p.m.    

 
 
What would it have been like to be present at the Alamo during the siege leading up to the battle? Join the Alamo for a special, after-hours theater where you'll witness the events and conversations that took place the evening before the final attack.

An Evening With Heroes takes place after the Alamo is closed to the public, allowing you to experience the grounds like you never have before. A guide will lead your group through seven candlelit scenarios as you witness history unfold.  
 

Sneak Peek: "Alamo to Start Bowie Exhibit, New Tours"  

 

Beginning March 4, visitors have two more reasons to Remember the Alamo: a new exhibit and a new guided tour! Read on to find out what the San Antonio Express News had to say about the new experiences.   
 

Fiddle Fest
March 4   
 
 
The Alamo presents its ever-popular Fiddle Fest, a FREE event on the Alamo grounds featuring a full day of western swing, bluegrass, and old time country from world renowned artists Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel, Van Morrison), Rick McRae (George Strait), and Ron Knuth (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr.)  

  
Artifact of the Month: The Travis Ring
 
This month, the Alamo's Associate Curator, Ernesto Rodriguez, shares a very special artifact in the Alamo's Collection: William Barret Travis's cat's eye ring. 


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