- Alamo Museum
The Alamo Museum
is on the Alamo grounds, and was designed
in mission style to harmonize with the Alamo.
The museum was meant to display the historical relics and records
of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, custodians of the Alamo,
but a DRT Library is on the other side of the Alamo
now with the records. The Alamo Museum is now known as the Alamo
Museum Gift Shop, but should be called the Alamo Museum Wonderland.
There are all kinds of items, including maps and books and reproductions
and even Texas Bluebonnet seed packets for a buck. The wonderland
itself is the spectacular Battle of the
Alamo in miniature in the middle of the space, and every Texan
MUST see it at least once in their lifetime, preferably more if you
want to see it all. Every time I go I see something I missed, and
the little kids keep crowding me out, but I learned I could get more
respect when I wear my coonskin hat (purchased there of course).
The Alamo Museum is on the Alamo Grounds at Alamo Plaza and Houston
Street. It is the building you enter after you leave the Alamo
thru the rear door. Once again, do not pass it up. The website doesnít
mention its history, so Iíve written the DRT. http://museumstore.thealamo.org/istar.asp?tfile=homepage.template
Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas,
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence",
State of Texas, 1938
Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/
|There were 2
Centennial projects at the Alamo...one was the construction of the
Alamo Museum, and the other was the restoration of the Alamo.
From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence":
"Approximately $53,000 of a federal allocation of $75,000 for improvements
to the Alamo was used to construct the
museum and landscape the site. The bal≠ance was used to make repairs
to the Alamo proper."
Author's Note: As you continue along the Centennial
trail, it is pretty obvious that my best descriptions are
of the museums I have seen myself. So, if you have been
to any of these, please tell us about it! Please
email Sarah Reveley. - Sarah