In 1903, Adina De Zavala and Clara Driscoll met in the lobby of the Menger Hotel in Alamo Plaza. Their chance encounter catalyzed a new period in the Alamo’s history - the era of preservation. By that time, most of the historic structures at the former mission turned fortress had been lost to history. De Zavala and Driscoll worked together, along with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, to convince the state of Texas to take ownership of the site and ensure its preservation. Today, through the Alamo Plan, the state of Texas is taking the necessary steps to preserve the remaining historic structures, accurately interpret the historic footprint, and showcase the full 300-year history in a world class visitor center and museum.

Join the Alamo education team for a deep dive into the preservation history of the Alamo and learn more about the steps the state of Texas is taking today to ensure its preservation for generations to come.

Teachers receive a 6 CPE certificate upon participation. There is a one-hour break for lunch on your own.

Event Information

Monday, July 15, 2024
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7 hours
Event Type:
Alamo Plaza
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Additional notes:

A visit to the Alamo and/or attendance at events is an agreement by the participant and/or the parent or guardian to allow the Alamo to photograph and/or film participants without compensation for possible use in digital/print marketing and publicity efforts. Please contact the Alamo’s marketing director at 210-225-1391 with questions or requests to exempt your image from potential promotional use.