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Open House This Saturday, October 22

October 17, 2011
Visitors examine a nineteenth-century map of Texas during the DRT Library's 2009 Founders Day Open House.

Visitors examine a nineteenth-century map of Texas during the DRT Library's 2009 Founders Day Open House.

This coming Saturday, October 22, 2011, the DRT Library will be having an Open House as part of San Antonio Founders Day, a day-long celebration being held on the Alamo grounds and in Alamo Plaza. This is the third year the Library has held an Open House as part of this event.

October is also American Archives Month, an opportunity to celebrate the significance of archives as institutions that preserve and shape individual memory and communities’ collective memory.

On Saturday, the Library will be open from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Visitors will be able to view numerous rare and unique treasures from the library’s archival, photograph, and art collections. One exhibit will include historical photographs of San Antonio children and other materials highlighting how kids lived in the past; a second display will highlight materials that reflect the Founders Day theme of honoring the “cultural groups and outstanding individuals who shaped our San Antonio heritage.”

Researchers will not be able to access library materials during the Open House. Patrons interested in conducting research at the DRT Library should return during regular business hours or contact library staff at drtl@drtl.org.

Be sure to also stop by and see the Library’s outdoor exhibit, which will feature copies of photographs of the Alamo from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.

Forecasts call for beautiful fall weather on Saturday, and there will be lots of family-friendly activities available at Founders Day. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!

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