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Saturday, December 12, 2009: Alamo Special Event

December 8, 2009

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Alamo invite you to Bexar: December 1835–Prelude to the Alamo, a special after-hours event to be held this coming Saturday, December 12th. During this program, visitors will be escorted through the Alamo grounds to view a series of historical vignettes that tell the story of the Siege and Battle of Béxar and the events that led to the second battle for San Antonio, the Battle of the Alamo.

From October until early December 1835, an army of Texan volunteers laid siege to a Mexican army in San Antonio de Béxar. After five days of fierce house-to-house fighting throughout the town’s streets (December 5-10), the Texans succeeded in forcing General Martín Perfecto de Cos to surrender .  However, it was a victory that president and general Antonio López de Santa Anna could not let stand.  The “Napoleon of the West” arrived on February 23, 1836, ready to take his revenge.

The Saturday event will run from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Groups will leave from the Alamo gift shop every ten (10) minutes, and each will spend approximately forty-five (45) minutes viewing the vignettes.

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets early. Individual ticket price is $10.00 each; children under twelve years old can attend the event for free. To order tickets or receive additional event and ticket information, contact Assistant Curator Ernesto Rodriguez by email at erodriguez@thealamo.org or by phone at 210-225-1391, ext. 28.

We hope to see you there!

Some information for this entry was provided by Ernesto Rodriguez.

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