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SA 300 event to commemorate Alamo’s founding

April 27, 2018 | posted by St. Mary's University

Topics: Archbishop, In the Press, Breaking News


SA 300 event to commemorate Alamo's founding

The 300th anniversary of San Antonio will be commemorated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, with an official San Antonio Tricentennial event at San Pedro Springs Park.

The event – presented by the Battle of Medina Historical Society, Friends of San Pedro Springs Park, Univision 41, and Texas Before the Alamo – will feature a re-enactment of the founding ceremony of Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) in the place it was established on May 1, 1718, by Franciscan friar Antonio Olivares and Governor Martín de Alarcón.

The “Founders of Texas” event is hosted by Dan Arellano, SA 300 commissioner and president of the Battle of Medina Historical Society; Hector Cardenas, president of Friends of San Pedro Springs Park; Felix Almaraz Jr., Ph.D.; and Jorge Nuñez of Univisión 41.

The free public event will feature Archbishop of San Antonio Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, as well as historians, investigators and officials from Mexico, Spain and Texas. Their comments will focus on the events of that historic day and the origins of the city of San Antonio.

St. Mary’s University speakers include President Thomas Mengler, J.D., and Gerald Poyo, Ph.D., chair of the History Department.