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2016-09-15

Save Texas History Symposium

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From 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Sept. 17, officials with the Texas General Land Office will host the Save Texas History Symposium at the historic Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, in San Antonio. This year’s theme is “The Alamo, Keystone of Texas History: Past, Present and Future.”
Symposium registration on the day of the event is $75 or registration is available online at www.savetexashistory.org. An After-Hours Battleground Tour is slated for 5:30 to 6:30 pm and costs $50. A Save Texas History Reception will be held at the Witte Museum from 7 pm to 9 pm, also at a cost of $50. The reception will be held at The Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center. Shuttles will also be provided.
All proceeds from the symposium, after hours’ battleground tour, and private reception will benefit the Save Texas History program of the Texas General Land Office.
The symposium will feature insights from Drs. Paul Hutton, Andres Tijerina, Jay Harrison, Mariah Wade, Alamo Curator Bruce Winders and Andrew Torget, as well as presentations by Lee Spencer White, Suzanne Cottraux, James Steely, preservation professionals Kim Barker and Pam Rosser, new Chief Operating Officer of the Alamo Ian Oldaker, and Executive Director of the Alamo Endowment Becky Dinnin.
This symposium has been designed for Texas history enthusiasts interested in learning more about the Alamo’s vast history and supporting the Texas General Land Office Save Texas History program, which conserves 36 million documents, and 45,000 maps, sketches and drawing housed in the GLO Archives.