FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Groundbreaking For The Alamo's New Exhibition Hall & Collections Building Set For August 17
Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x3005
Mobile (210) 836-8616
On August 17th, the Alamo will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Exhibition Hall & Collections Building.
The new Exhibition Hall and Collections Building, scheduled to open in summer 2022, will provide 10,000 square feet of exhibition space—expanding the current galleries fivefold. In addition, the new building will house state-of-the-art storage and conservation space for the Alamo collection, ensuring proper care of objects over the long term. Designed by Gensler | GRG , the two-story building is located behind the Alamo Gift Shop, beyond the historic footprint, and will ultimately provide space for traveling exhibitions and other educational resources. Objects from the Alamo collection will be on view in the Exhibition Hall until it can be shown in the new Visitor Center and Museum, anticipated to open in 2025.
The groundbreaking ceremony will feature remarks from Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Bexar County Precinct 3 Commissioner Trish DeBerry. The public and media are encouraged to attend.
Groundbreaking for the Alamo Exhibition Hall & Collections Building
Tuesday, August 17 at 10 a.m.
The Alamo, in the Alamo gardens past the Gift Shop
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205