The San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) is a non-profit corporation under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
SALHA Reenactment Events & "Visits to the Past" Programs
“Visits To The Past” programs are presented monthly in the middle of the city-owned national landmark of the Alamo mission compound that is today’s Alamo Plaza These “Visits” feature sights, sounds, skills, clothing, lifestyles of early San Antonio and interpret details of Alamo Plaza history. SALHA historical demonstrations and exhibit tables are setup under the trees in Alamo Plaza, a great venue for visitors to relax, stay a while, and find out about the most “hallowed ground” in Texas. SALHA presentations are free. Donations are accepted to help cover the program expenses.
“Reenactment Events” The San Antonio Living History Association annually presents the “Revolution in Béjar” Interpretive Series to interpret several key events in Texas history that lead to its independence. These living history reenactments feature the details of the struggle for Texas independence including portrayals of historical characters and demonstrations typical of that period. Visitors will experience the sites and sounds of battle and learn of the hardships endured in San Antonio de Béjar during the Texas Revolution. Alamo Plaza and La Villita are the historic venues for these SALHA reenactment events. SALHA presentations are free. Donations are welcome and accepted to help cover the program expenses.
Featured SALHA Events
February 22, 2013:
"The Travis Letter Returns to the Alamo"
Friday, 4:00PM Alamo Plaza
The San Antonio Living History Associationwill host the Texas General Land Office, and serve as historical escorts into Alamo Plaza, for the returning arrival ceremonies of the William Barret Travis letter return to the Alamo. This priceless artifact of Alamo history will be on public display from February 23 through March 7, 2013. Copies of the Travis letter will be available for those in attendance.This special Alamo Plaza 177th anniversary event 4:00PM event is open to the public.
February 23, 2013:
"Beginning of the Alamo Seige" Historical Re-inactment
Saturday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM Alamo Plaza (Alamo Siege Event Flyer)
Join the San Antonio Living History Association as it portrays the historical events that started the Alamo Seige for Texas Independence in 1836. Visitors witness an earlier than expected arrival of Santa Ana, his demand for a surrender and the Texian response with cannon & flintlocks. Exhibits & demonstrations are also scheduled.
March 6, 2013:
"Dawn at the Alamo" Memorial & Commemorative Ceremony
Wednesday, 6:00AM to 7:00AM Alamo Plaza (a pre-dawn event)
Join the San Antonio Living History Association for a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 13 day seige & battle of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and honor it's fallen members on both sides. As a solemn event a reconciliation peace prayer, a reading of eyewitness accounts, and a volley of musket fire will will be part of the Commemorative Ceremony.
March 9-10, 2013:
"Remembering the Alamo" Weekend Historical Re-inactment
Sat & Sun, 10:00AM to 5:00PM Alamo Plaza (RTA Event Flyer)
Join the San Antonio Living History Association for the 177 Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo with a historical re-inactment of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Highlights incuded a historical re-inactment of the Battle of the Alamo, historical vignettes featuring Texian fighters, Solado Soldiers and the Women of the Alamo are pesented through out the weekend. Historical exhibits & weapons demonstrations featuring cannon & black powder rifles occur throught out each day. For the kids see your favorite Texas hero's and take your pictures with them. Many kids activities are offered during the weekend events. Please join us!
"Visits to the Past" Upcoming Events
The San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) hosts free “Historical Reenactment Events” to show
Texas HistoryAlamo Plaza to engage visitors in conversations about 1800s San Antonio as they "step back" in time.
April 20: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
May 19: Sunday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
June 15: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
July 13: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
August 10: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
September 14: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
October 19: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
November 16: Saturday – 8:00AM to 4:00PM
See all scheduled SALHA Events for 2013 ( more events & details here)
Experience "Visits to the Past" activities at Alamo Plaza
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