Headshot of Kolby Lanham

Kolby Lanham is the Senior Researcher and Historian at the Alamo. He’s originally from Muleshoe, Texas, and has deep ties to the Lone Star State. His ancestors fought in the Texas Revolution at the Battle of San Jacinto. Kolby came to San Antonio in 2012 after serving in the United States Air Force. Kolby has been with the Alamo team for over a decade and was promoted to Senior Researcher and Historian in 2020. In this role, Kolby helps shape and share the Alamo story with visitors from around the globe. Kolby holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Arts in History from The University of Texas at San Antonio.


Alamo Senior Researcher and Historian (2020-present)

Alamo Project Coordinator for Chief of Staff (2018-2020)

Alamo Visitor Services Supervisor (2015-2018)

Alamo Tour Guide (2012-2015)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Revolutions and the Weapons that Won Them

The Swedish Connection to The Texas Revolution, City of San Antonio

The Alamo 18-Pounder Cannon: Research to Replica

Research into the Press Coverage of Cafeteria and Lunch Counter Integration in downtown San Antonio on March 16, 1960

Battle of The Alamo, University of Texas at San Antonio History Department Guest Lecturer (2016-present)

Professional Qualifications

Master of Arts, History, University of Texas at San Antonio

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio