FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
History Comes to Life With Outdoor Alamo Exhibit on April 16
Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x3005
Mobile (210) 836-8616
History will come to life with the new outdoor "18-Pounder Losoya House Exhibit" in Alamo Plaza on April 16. This immersive exhibit provides an up-close encounter with a full-size replica of the cannon the Alamo Defenders fired in 1836 to tell Santa Anna that they would remain defiant and never surrender.
The exhibit will also teach visitors about the home of Alamo Defender José Toribio Losoya, who was born at the Alamo in 1808 and died defending it in 1836. With the exhibit in the southwest corner of the original Alamo compound - the very location of the Losoya house in 1836 - visitors will be able to better understand Alamo history exactly where it happened.
Special guests for the event include Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, General Land Commissioner George P. Bush, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Alamo Trust Board Member and former U.S. Representative Will Hurd, and descendant of Losoya and San Antonio City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran.
After the exhibit has been unveiled, the Alamo Living Historians will perform a live musket volley in Alamo Plaza.
Made by Hansen Wheel & Wagon and Verdin, the carriage and cannon replica weigh a combined 5,000 pounds. Designed by SRO and constructed by Clark/Guido, the exhibit was made to resemble what that part of the Alamo fort would have looked like as much as possible, while still meeting all safety regulations. An elevator lift will be available for accessibility. The exhibit is free to the public, and will be open during normal Alamo operating hours from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
You can learn more about the 18-pounder cannon and its history on the research and studies page on theAlamo.org.
What: The "18-Pounder Losoya House Exhibit" Unveiling
Who: Public & Press
When: Friday, April 16; 11 a.m. Ceremony & Unveiling
Where: Across the street from the Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo, tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit thealamo.org.