Alamo Unveils Plans For New Exhibit Hall & Collections Building

May 5, 2021

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Rendering of what the inside of the exhibit hall will look like.

Get a sneak peek of the new Alamo Exhibit Hall & Collections Building in design renderings released today on theAlamo.org. The images depict an exciting new addition to the Alamo Complex with increased gallery space and ample room for interactive exhibits and learning opportunities.

This building will display the entire Phil Collins Collection, among other pieces from the Alamo Collection, in its 10,000 square feet of new exhibit space - five times more than the Alamo has today. Opening on the Alamo grounds in 2022, the building will contain a state-of-the-art curatorial environment for the hundreds of historic items in the Alamo's possession.

"The gallery and learning opportunities this building provides will greatly enhance the visitor experience," said Kate Rogers, Executive Director of The Alamo Trust. "This new space, along with the 18-Pounder Losoya House exhibit in Alamo Plaza and the 1836 Cannon Replica Project, will give the public a much deeper understanding of the site's full history."

The two-story, 24,000 square foot Exhibit Hall & Collections Building will be built on the grounds, to the east of the Gift Shop in the Alamo gardens. It has been prudently designed so that its construction will not obstruct the breathtaking view of the Church from Alamo Plaza.

"The location where the exhibit hall will be built is off the historic mission footprint, and none of the battle took place in this area of the complex," said Kristi Miller Nichols, Director of Archaeology, Collections, and Historical Research for the Alamo. "Improved security and environmental controls, along with a significant increase in storage space will help us preserve the hundreds of priceless artifacts in our care."

The Exhibit Hall is not a replacement for the upcoming Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, which is on track for a 2025 launch. The Phil Collins Collection will then be put on display in the museum and the Exhibit Hall will become home to additional traveling exhibits in order to further educate and engage visitors. A groundbreaking for the Exhibit Hall & Collections Building is scheduled for later this summer, with the grand opening set for summer 2022.

For more information on the Exhibit Hall & Collections Building, visit theAlamo.org.

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