June 10, 2018

The historic buildings on the west side of Alamo Plaza should become a museum.

With the unveiling of the draft of the Alamo Interpretive Plan, we find ourselves going back on the record to defend:

  • The preservation of the Crockett Block, Palace Theater, and Woolworth Building for reuse as a museum.
  • An interpretation that embraces the continuum of history from the establishment of Mission San Antonio de Valero (part of the Missions World Heritage designation) to the plaza’s post-battle development into the heart of late-19th and early-20th century San Antonio.
  • Keeping the Alamo Cenotaph where it is.
  • Maintaining the Battle of Flowers parade route through Alamo Plaza; a San Antonio tradition since 1891.
  • Accessibility to the plaza as a civic space for local residents, not a State park for visitors.

Society President Susan Beavin has raised some of our concerns in these Express- News and Rivard Report articles.

Everyone has the opportunity to make their voices heard at the Alamo Public Meetings scheduled for June 18 – 21, 2018.  Schedule for Alamo Public Meetings, June 18-21, 2018

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