Learn About Skills Needed in the 1830s at "Texas Trades" on June 5

June 1, 2021


Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x3005
Mobile (210) 836-8616

While they may seem old-fashioned today, skills like blacksmithing and tailoring were essential for survival on the Texas frontier. Learn about how these skills and others were used in the 1830s at "Texas Trades" at the Alamo on Saturday, June 5.

This living history event will take place throughout Alamo Plaza and the grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. With the section of Alamo Street that runs in front of the Church now closed, the Alamo is activating this area with immersive programming like "Texas Trades.”

There will be 13 different stations set up where visitors of all ages can learn about trades used in 1830s Texas like the printing press, textiles, blacksmithing, sewing, weaving, and more. Visitors will get to experience these trades first hand from the Alamo's Living History team, who perform these activities using 19th century tools and attire.

Don't miss this family-friendly event at the Alamo!

What:     "Texas Trades," a free living history event at the Alamo

Who:      Public

When:    Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where:   On the Alamo grounds
                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.