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First Saturday Exhibit This Saturday, October 6

October 1, 2012

The DRT Library will be open this coming Saturday, October 6, and visitors will be invited to come and explore displays of rare and unique documents, photographs, books, and artifacts.

Protected and housed in our secure, climate-controlled vault, these original materials are exhibited infrequently, although library patrons can access them for individual research projects. Many of the items on display, including those related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, cannot be seen anywhere else.

During October’s First Saturday Exhibit, visitors will be able to see:

  • “Play Ball!,” highlighting football and baseball memorabilia from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
  • “Treasures from the Collections,” showcasing a sampling of some of the most significant materials in the DRT Library’s holdings.
  • “The Alamo through Time,” featuring a selection of historical photographs of the former mission and its vicinity.

Visitors will also be able to explore the original artwork in the library’s reading room.

The exhibit is free and will be open to the public from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Patrons will not be able to conduct research while the exhibit is on display.

This weekend’s event is part of a new series of First Saturday Exhibits, which take place on the first Saturday of each month in conjunction with living history activities at the Alamo ( We will post reminders and additional information here at “Inside the Gates” as each subsequent exhibit draws closer. The remaining 2012 First Saturday Exhibits will be on November 3 and December 1.

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