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WPA tile mural at Alamo Stadium depicting a roping contest at a fairgrounds

"WPA in San Antonio"

Seminar and Reception
Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Stinson Municipal Airport
8535 Mission Road, Ste 105
San Antonio, Texas 78214


Registration Deadline Extended through May 16, 2018
$25 members – $30 non-members

Registration Is Non-Refundable – Limited Seating – RSVP Required

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Seminar Presentations

Lewis F. Fisher
Author of American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River
“Hugman’s River Walk: A WPA Transformation Downtown”

Susan Toomey Frost
Author of Colors on Clay
“Ethel Wilson Harris and WPA tile in San Antonio”

Nancy Avellar
Former President San Antonio Conservation Society
“WPA Projects in San Antonio”

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Allegro Stage Company

Featuring Thomas Masinter, Tim Hedgepeth, Roy Baumgarner, Anna Gangai, Sherry Houston, and Corina Zars performing music of the WPA era

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Reception

Wine courtesy of Robert & Lori West, La Rioja Wines


National Historic Preservation Month: The National Trust for Historic Preservation created National Historic Preservation Month in 1971 to highlight local preservation efforts. Preservation Month is observed each year in May and celebrates community culture and the historic structures that have shaped a local sense of place.

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