FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Alamo To Host a Sneak Preview of the New Alamo Collections Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x6064
Mobile (210) 867-7717
On Friday, Nov. 18, the Alamo will host a Sneak Preview event for the Alamo Collections Center. The new Center is the first building developed as part of the Alamo Plan. Construction began on Sept. 1, 2021 and the facility will officially open to the public on March 3, 2023.
The Alamo Collections Center, the newest construction on the Alamo grounds since the 1950s, will provide 10,000 square feet of exhibition space-expanding the current galleries by 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 and constructed by Clark/Guido (a joint venture between Clark Construction and Guido Construction), the two-story building is located behind the Alamo Church, beyond the historic footprint. Items from the Phil Collins Collection, the Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection, and the Alamo Collection will be displayed in the Alamo Collections Center until they can be shown in the new Visitor Center and Museum, which is anticipated to open in 2026. Once the Visitor Center and Museum is complete, the Alamo Collections Center will provide space for traveling exhibitions and other educational resources.
The event will include special guests from across the Lone Star State, including Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner-Elect Dawn Buckingham and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
What: Alamo Collections Center Sneak Preview
Who: Invited Guests and Press
When: Friday, November 18; 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Alamo (Behind the Historic Church)
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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