The Alamo Receives Gift That Will Expand The Site's Spanish-Texas Collection

September 21, 2021


Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
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Painting of three soldiers from Alamo de Parras company in front of the Alamo
Alamo de Parras by David Baisden, 2016

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Alamo and the Jose Miguel Arciniega Descendants Society (JMADS) will be unveiling a gift to the Alamo Collection. This gift will be a significant contribution that will help tell a portion of The Alamo's history from 1803-1835. The original oil painting by artist David Baisden, Alamo de Parras, was commissioned by Donna Lee De Leon, President of JMADS in 2016, and is given in memory of the Mounted Lancers of the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras de Alamo 1803-1805, "Protectors of the Alamo and Texas."

"The Alamo is honored to receive this gift that will expand our collection concerning the history of Spanish Texas," said Kristi Nichols, Director of Archaeology, Collections, and Historical Research at the Alamo Trust, Inc. "The Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras de Alamo is an important group that should be recognized for converting the old mission into a fort, establishing the first hospital in Texas, and ultimately leading to the site being called The Alamo."

The painting features a maker of Texas, Jose Miguel Arciniega, Joseph Gregorio Arcinieaga, a Spanish American patriot, and Ensign Florentine Felipe Arciniega all proudly standing in full uniform and weaponry in front of the Alamo. The Alamo will host an intimate event on Friday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. to unveil this new acquisition.

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