History Feature: Fortress Alamo

How do you turn a mission compound into a battle-ready fortress? Explore how the Texan defenders prepared the Alamo for the siege in this month's history feature.

by Dr. Bruce Winders, Director of History and Curation 


At the Alamo: Staff Highlight
 
Meet Misty Hurley, the Alamo's Education Program Assistant. If you follow the Alamo on social media, you may recognize Misty as one of the hosts of our recent video series about the 1836 siege and battle.  
 

Artifact of the Month: Searles Bowie Knife  

  
The Searles Bowie knife, made on commission by James Bowie's older brother, Rezin Bowie, is one of the finest examples of an early Bowie knife in existence.

The knife, along with many others, is currently on display in the Alamo's brand new, free exhibition entitled Bowie: Man - Knife - Legend.

A Look Back at the 2017 Anniversary of the Battle

 
This March marked the 181st anniversary of the Siege and Battle of the Alamo. Thousands of visitors commemorated the battle with interactive living history programming and special events. Take a look at some of the special moments from this year's commemoration period.   

 

Special Free Exhibition - Now Open

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