In the days before the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), how did the missions get water? Discover the science and history behind San Antonio’s waterways and the important role water played in the Spanish Missions. The Alamo is proud to host a symposium of experts in both the archaeology and architecture of the acequia system that brought water to San Antonio’s Missions.

Special guest speakers will include:

  • Tom Castaños, Supervisory Interpretation Ranger at the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
  • Dr. Angela Lombardi, UTSA Associate Professor of Architecture
  • James B. Oliver, retired landscape architect at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • Dr. Steve A. Tomka, Cultural Resources Program Director at Raba Kistner

This special event will be moderated by The Alamo’s Director of Archaeology and Collections, Kristi Nichols. Learn more about the panel.

The free event is presented as part of the 2022 World Heritage Festival. Pre-registration is required as capacity is limited.

Event Information

Thursday, September 8, 2022
6 p.m.
Event Type:
Alamo Hall
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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