New! First Saturday Exhibits at the DRT Library
We’re excited to announce that the DRT Library is launching a new series of First Saturday Exhibits beginning tomorrow, April 8th. The event will take place on the first Saturday of each month in conjunction with living history activities at the Alamo.
Each First Saturday Exhibit will include three displays of rare and unique materials from the library’s collections, showcasing documents, photographs, books, and artifacts.
- Treasures from the Collections will highlight some of our most significant items and show the variety of materials in our holdings.
- The Alamo Through Time will feature a selection of historical photographs of the former mission and its vicinity.
- A third section will focus on a particular theme, be it a specific format (e.g. maps), time period (e.g. the Civil War), or subject (e.g. weddings). This month’s display is entitled “A Riot of Flags and Flowers”: San Antonio’s Battle of Flowers Parade.
Visitors will also be able to explore the artwork in the library’s reading room.
Exhibits will be free and open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Patrons will not be able to conduct research while the exhibits are on display.
We will post reminders and additional information here at “Inside the Gates” as each subsequent First Saturday Exhibit draws closer. There will be no exhibit in May due to the Texas History Forum (details about this event coming soon). The remaining 2012 First Saturday Exhibits will be on June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.