The Alamo to Unveil New Painting Donated by Western Artist, Donald Yena

May 22, 2024


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

Kate Rogers and Louise and Donald Yena standing in Alamo Church looking at artifacts

The Alamo is pleased to announce the unveiling of the latest painting by Western artist Donald Yena, generously donated to the Alamo Collection. The unveiling ceremony will take place on May 29th at 10 AM on the second floor of the Ralston Family Collections Center.

This painting marks the seventh donated piece of artwork from Mr. Yena and Mrs. Louise Yena to the Alamo Collection, further enriching the historical and cultural narrative preserved at the Alamo. Known for his meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, Mr. Yena’s artworks vividly bring to life the early days of Spanish Texas and the significant events surrounding the Battle of the Alamo.

In October 2022, the Alamo announced the acquisition of the "Donald and Louise Yena Spanish Colonial Collection," a comprehensive assemblage of over 400 artifacts that span the early 18th century through the Texas Revolution. These artifacts provide invaluable insights into the tools, weapons, and daily life of early Spanish settlers and native peoples of the American Southwest. The Yena collection includes swords, knives, cannons, firearms, lances, kitchen utensils, ranching instruments, agricultural tools, blacksmith items, and paintings. This extensive collection has been instrumental in ensuring the authenticity and detail of Mr. Yena’s artwork, and can be viewed at the Alamo's Ralston Family Collection Center.

Mr. Yena's latest painting will be on display in the Alamo Exhibit, where visitors can appreciate the depth and breadth of Texas’s rich history through his unique artistic perspective. 

In recognition of their substantial contributions, Alamo Trust, Inc.'s Executive Director, Dr. Kate Rogers, will present Donald and Louise Yena with a special surprise recognition award during the event. This acknowledgment reflects the deep appreciation for the Yenas' dedication to preserving and enriching the Alamo's cultural heritage. 

The Alamo invites the public and media to join us for this special event as we celebrate the unveiling of this significant addition to the Alamo Collection. If members of the press would like to arrange parking for the event, please contact Jonathan Huhn at

What:   Unveiling of New Painting Donated to the Alamo Collection

Who:    Public

When:  Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Where: The Alamo — Ralston Family Collections Center, 2nd Floor (Located behind the Alamo Church)
              300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

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