The Ewing Halsell Foundation Donates $1 Million to the Alamo Plan

June 26, 2024


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

Indoor theater with children sitting on steps for seating

 The Alamo is thrilled to announce a generous $1,000,000 donation from the Ewing Halsell Foundation to the Remember the Alamo Foundation, supporting the progressing Alamo Plan. In recognition of this remarkable gift, the Lecture Hall and Orientation Theater within the Texas Cavaliers Education Center will be named the "Ewing Halsell Lecture Hall." This state-of-the-art facility is set to open its doors in Fall 2025.

The Texas Cavaliers Education Center is designed to provide an unparalleled educational experience for the 250,000 school-age children projected to visit the Alamo each year. The Ewing Halsell Lecture Hall will feature captivating audio-visual displays, and a flexible layout to accommodate screenings, performances, and guest lectures, all aimed at bringing the history of the Alamo to life.

Dr. Kate Rogers, Executive Director of the Alamo Trust, Inc., expressed her gratitude, stating, "We are profoundly grateful to the Ewing Halsell Foundation for their generous donation. This significant contribution allows us to enhance the educational impact of the Texas Cavaliers Education Center, ensuring that students and visitors alike can engage deeply with the rich history of the Alamo. The Ewing Halsell Lecture Hall will be a cornerstone of our efforts to inspire and educate future generations."

The Ewing Halsell Foundation has supported the Alamo for 45 years, showcasing an unwavering dedication to preserving this iconic historic site. Their continued generosity has been instrumental in the ongoing efforts to enhance the Alamo for its many visitors.

The Texas Cavaliers Education Center, with its innovative Lecture Hall and Orientation Theater, is a key component of the broader Alamo Plan, a $550 million initiative to preserve and enhance the Alamo's historic site and surrounding area. Scheduled for completion in 2027, the Alamo Plan aims to provide an inclusive and engaging narrative of the site's history, ensuring its legacy for generations to come.

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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