The Alamo's Ralston Family Collections Center Welcomes its 100,000th Visitor

August 3, 2023


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

Today, The Alamo proudly commemorates a momentous milestone in the history of the Ralston Family Collections Center as it welcomed its 100,000th visitor, a remarkable achievement coinciding with the center's five-month anniversary. Ms. Shannon Ralston, whose family the center is named after, graciously attended to welcome the 100,000th visitor from Hereford, TX. This extraordinary occasion marks a significant step forward in the Alamo Plan, an all-encompassing initiative dedicated to preserving the Alamo's iconic legacy, enhancing the visitor experience, and creating a world-class destination. Notably, the center's opening represented the first newly constructed building on the Alamo grounds since the 1950s.

Since the ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 3, 2023, the Ralston Family Collections Center has quickly become a beacon of historical significance, captivating visitors with its state-of-the-art facility designed to showcase never-before-seen artifacts. The center proudly features remarkable exhibits, including items from the Phil Collins Collection, the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection, and the Alamo Collection. Through these extraordinary exhibitions, visitors embark on a captivating journey that enriches their understanding of Texas history, its cultural heritage, and its enduring legacy.

Dr. Kate Rogers, Executive Director of Alamo Trust, Inc., expressed her delight and gratitude on this momentous occasion, saying, "Welcoming our 100,000th visitor to the Ralston Family Collections Center is an extraordinary achievement for all of us at Alamo Trust, Inc. This center holds immense significance, as it embodies our commitment to preserving and sharing the diverse tapestry of Texas's rich heritage."

The Alamo sincerely expresses its appreciation to all those who have played a crucial role in the success of the Ralston Family Collections Center. We are grateful to our generous donors, dedicated staff, passionate supporters, and all who have visited. This milestone represents a source of pride and delight for everyone involved in this extraordinary journey, paving the way for ongoing progress on the Alamo Plan.

For more information about the Ralston Family Collections Center, please visit The Alamo's official website.

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