Programs and Projects

The Alamo Chapter sponsors Texas History Essay contests at local middle schools. The 7th grade participants develop posters and write essays on topics of historical importance in Texas history. Their submissions are graded and the winners at each school are awarded certificates and a monetary award. The first place winner receives a Texas flag that was flown over the Alamo. The awards presentation takes place in front of the Alamo in the Spring of each year. The chapter has committed to assisting other chapters in the state in developing similar projects in their communities. Between 1700 and 2000 students have participated in the San Antonio area each year over the last three years.

The Alamo Chapter partners with the San Antonio Living History Association (SALHA) to deliver presentations each year in Alamo Plaza, commemorating the Battle of the Alamo February 27, March 6 and during Fiesta and in La Villita commemorating the Battle of Bexar in December.

In October each year the Alamo Chapter commemorates the 1835 Battle of Concepcion and the death of Richard Andrews, the first Texan killed in the Revolution. ┬áThe chapter also commemorates the life and death of Ben Milam, hero of the Texas Revolution at his grave in Milam Park each December.On March 6th the we host the “After the Fall Of the Alamo” event on Alamo Plaza.

The chapter takes an active role in encouraging the City to improve the historic aspects of Alamo Plaza. In 2009 the chapter produced an SRT Proclamation regarding Alamo Plaza that was presented by Ken Pfeiffer to the City Council in 2010. In 2012 a new SRT proclamation was distributed to City Council by Ken Pfeiffer. The chapter has participated in the public input to guide the city in how to best improve Alamo Plaza. The chapter actively participated in the August 2012 Alamo Plaza Demonstration to further encourage the city in this vein.

The chapter participates in several DRT events such as Texas Independence Day, March 6th Alamo Memorial, San Jacinto Day and The Pilgrimage to the Alamo during Fiesta.

The chapter is interested in historical preservation projects like the relocating of the Alamo cannon now in La Villita to a suitable location in Alamo Plaza close to where it is believed they were during the siege and battle.