Dedication Ceremony for The Lawrence T. Biedenharn Collections Vault

June 12, 2024


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Mobile (210) 867-7717

Trees and arbor at entrance to signage of Ralston Family Collections Center

The Alamo is delighted to announce the dedication ceremony of the Artifact Vault for the the Ralston Family Collections Center, recognizing the generous donation from the Lawrence T. Biedenharn Family. This state-of-the-art vault, integral to preserving the Alamo Collection, will be named in memory of Lawrence T. Biedenharn.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Note: This event is for invited guests and members of the media.

The Alamo Collection, housed in the vault, includes the Phil Collins Collection and the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection, which comprises about 5,000 artifacts of immense historical value. The Lawrence T. Biedenharn Collections Vault, part of the Ralston Family Collections Center that opened in March 2023, is designed to keep these cherished artifacts safe through advanced temperature and humidity control systems.

Event Speakers include:

  • Dr. Kate Rogers, Executive Director of the Alamo Trust, Inc.
  • Carolyn Biedenharn, wife of Lawrence T. Biedenharn

The dedication ceremony will celebrate this significant contribution and Lawrence T. Biedenharn's legacy. 

Media Information: If members of the press need assistance with parking, please contact Jonathan Huhn at

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