Learn About Skills Needed in the 1800s at "Texas Trades" on May 7

May 5, 2022


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x6064
Mobile (210) 867-7717

While they may seem old-fashioned today, skills like blacksmithing, weaving, and tailoring were essential for survival on the Texas frontier. Learn about how these skills were used as visitors will be transported back in time to the early 19th-century during the living history event, "Texas Trades," at the Alamo on Saturday, May 7th.
"Texas Trades" will take place throughout Alamo Plaza and the grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. The event will feature 16 different stations where visitors of all ages can learn about trades used in early 1800s Texas like woodworking, surveying, textiles, blacksmithing, sewing, weaving, and more. Visitors will experience these trades firsthand 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 this Saturday!

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

Who:    Public

When:  Saturday, May 7; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 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.