Unveiling of the Alamo's Mission Gate and Lunette Interpretation

April 29, 2024


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
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Rendering of Mission Gate and Lunette to the side of Alamo Church

Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI), together with the Joan and Herb Kelleher Charitable Foundation, is excited to announce the unveiling of the Mission Gate and Lunette, the latest interpretation addition to the historic Alamo grounds. This event marks a significant milestone in the continued effort to enrich the narrative of the Alamo by integrating the historical contributions of indigenous groups, Spanish Colonial settlers, and the Mexican army.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature remarks from Dr. Kate Rogers, Executive Director of Alamo Trust, Inc., a representative of the Kelleher Family, and Carlos Cortes, the San Antonio artist behind the project. The ceremony will celebrate the opening of this interpretive exhibit, which offers a deeper understanding of the Alamo’s extensive history and geographical footprint.

The Mission Gate and Lunette interpretation, sponsored by the Joan and Herb Kelleher Charitable Foundation and crafted by artist Carlos Cortes, is a pivotal addition to the Alamo site. It represents the southern entrance of the historic mission and fort, employing selective paving materials and interpretive graphics to evoke a reflective atmosphere and pay homage to the site’s layered history.

Following the ribbon cutting, there will be a press availability session with ATI, the Kelleher Foundation, and Carlos Cortes for insights into the project’s significance and its impact on the Alamo’s historical narrative.

What:   Mission Gate and Lunette - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Who:    Public

When:  Friday, May 10, 2024; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: The Alamo - Mission Gate and Lunette, in front of Alamo Church
              300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. Alamo Trust, Inc., or 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 theAlamo.org.