Lights, Camera, History! The Alamo's Photographic Journey for Its New Visitor Center and Museum

January 19, 2024


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

Guests viewing bronze sculptures in front of a scene from 1745

The Alamo is thrilled to announce a special photoshoot event, a foundational step in the creation of the historic site's new Visitor Center and Museum, slated to open in 2027. This unique photoshoot, hosted by the Alamo and StudioEIS, will be taking place on January 23rd at 3:30 p.m. The gathering will be instrumental in developing a series of engaging vignettes that will chronicle the Alamo's 300-year history.

These vignettes, designed to make our history more accessible, will be free to view on the complimentary first floor of the future Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, scheduled open in 2027. A vignette is a short, descriptive scene that captures a moment in time, often used to convey a specific historical period. Additionally, the sculpted vignettes will be visible from windows facing Alamo Plaza. This innovative design ensures all visitors and passersby to the Lone Star State's top tourist destination can experience a range of eras in the Alamo's history. Those eras include the indigenous peoples, mission, Spanish military, Mexican rule, Battle of the Alamo, U.S. Army, and Civil Rights.

Event Details:

  • Date & Time: January 23, 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: KLRN Studio, 501 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215
  • Opportunities: Photo sessions, interviews with Alamo Trust, Inc. and StudioEIS staff, and exclusive previews of the museums vignettes. 

Members of the press are cordially invited to this event at KLRN Studio, where actors and models will don period attire, vividly bringing to life the narratives of the Alamo that will span over three centuries. This event offers a rare chance for behind-the-scenes access and interviews with the creative team from StudioEIS, the sculpture and design studio behind this important project for the Alamo. StudioEIS has also completed projects at locations that include The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA; Virginia Women's Monument, Richmond, VA; Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC; Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA; Monticello, Charlottesville, VA; and Mount Vernon.

These vignettes will be accessible to everyone and will aim to enrich the visitor experience, offering an immersive journey through the eras of the Alamo.

For more information on the Alamo Plan and developments at the Alamo, please watch the Alamo Plan video.

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that oversees the daily operations at the Alamo and implementation of the Alamo Plan. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The Alamo tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit