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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

September 15, 2015

The Hispanic Heritage History Center
Location:
The Center
110 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78205
10:00 am – 5:00 pm    
The Center will be opening its doors in San Antonio.  A grand opening will take place in March 2016. We are deeply grateful for all those who assisted in making this possible and who together brought our story into such perfect focus. Come out and see us!
 

September 16, 2015

“Tejanos and the Battle of the Alamo”
Location:
The Alamo Gardens
@ Mission San Antonio de Valero
Noon – 2:00 pm 
“Tejanos and the Battle of the Alamo” is an event hosted by The Center to recognize the Tejano participants during the thirteen day siege of the battle. In his historical analysis of Tejanos regarding their involvement in the battle, distinguished historian, Frank de la Teja, P.h.D, provides valuable insight into the various roles that the Tejanos played.  This event is free and open to the public with limited seating.

 

September 18, 2015

11th Annual Alamo Vigil
Locations:
Calvary Courtyard
@ Mission San Antonio de Valero
7:30 – 8:30 pm
"The Alamo Vigil” is an event hosted by The Center to recognize and honor the Hispanic men, women, children who participated in the battle of the Alamo. This event is free and open to the public with limited seating.

 

September 19, 2015

Third Saturday Family Day
Texan Navy Day 
Location: 
The Center
Time: All day
The Center will celebrate Texan Navy Day in an effort to honor and remember the heroic efforts of  the brave men who volunteered for the navy.  Three Texas Navies have served Texans since 1835: the first established in November 1835; the second in 1839; and the third, a commemorative organization, in 1958. Although the fleets were very small and the time of service very short, the contributions made by the Texas Navy to the freedom and protection of Texans deserve recognition. 

 

September 22, 2015

Las Damas de Tejas traveling exhibit unveiling
Location:
Historic Moore Building Atrium
110 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 
6:30-8:30 PM
The Las Damas de Tejas traveling exhibit will consist of a brief history of the roles of Hispanic women in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The public is invited to view the exhibit. At 7:30 a brief history presentation on each of the women will be given. 

 

September 26, 2015

Native San Antonio: A Festival of all Things Native in San Antonio Featuring
The History of the Carreta in Nineteenth Century Texas Exhibit unveiling
Location:
The Land Heritage Institute
1349 Neal Rd
San Antonio, TX
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas will be participating in the “Native San Antonio: A Festival of all Things Native in San Antonio” and unveiling The History of the Carreta in Nineteenth Century Texas. The festival will feature special attractions, such as Presidio Soldier reenactments, American Indians in Texas Dance Theater, Bluegrass Band Performance, Native American Storytelling, a Keynote Presentation and much more.

 

October 3, 2015

Hispanic DNA Genealogy 101
Location:
La Trinidad Methodist Church
300 San Fernando St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is excited to work with the Canary Islands Descendants Association and Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society to present a joint calendar of genealogy learning events. With offerings for both novice and experienced in genealogy research, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories. DNA expert, Robert Tarin, and a representative from Family Tree DNA will be hosting the workshop. Cost is $10 and includes admittance into the workshop and a boxed lunch. Seating is limited. 

October 8, 2015

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas presents
Las Damas de Tejas @ The University of the Incarnate Word
Executive Director, Erika Haskins and Dr. Amy Porter 
 

October 13, 2015

Adrian Vidal: Mexico's Forgotten Ally
Location:
Tobin Center
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78207
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas and St. Mary's University present: Adrian Vidal: Mexico's Forgotten Ally. Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D., and her History students at St. Mary's University tell the true story of Adrian Vidal 150 years after his execution on June 14, 1865 in an effort to commemorate the efforts of Tejanos who risked their lives to liberate Mexico. Amy Porter, Ph.D., Assistant History professor, Texas A & M San Antonio, will present on the life of his mother, the matriarch of the Kenedy empire, Petra Vela Kenedy.