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At 7PM on January 14, 2010 the San Antonio Chapter of El Camino Real de los Tejas will meet. The meeting will be at the San Antonio River Authority, 100 E. Guenther Street San Antonio, Texas. Bracken Village will be the topic. Come out and join us if you can.
Hispanics' Indigenous Identity
Lecture Series & Genealogy Workshop
Mexican-American Cultural Center
600 River Street - Austin, TX.
September 19, 2009, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
"Untold Truths" by Dr. Mario Garza
October 24, 2009, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
"We Have Survived" by Dr. Mario Garza
November 14, 2009, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"We Will Remain" by Dr. Mario Garza
November 14, 2009, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tracing Indigenous Ancestry: A Genealogy Workshop
by Xoxi Nayapiltzin
Seven Directions Art Exhibit
Featuring Donald Vann
November 9, 2009 - January 7, 2010
The Walkers' Gallery
San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, San Marcos, TX
Reception: Friday, November 13th from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visit www.indigenouscultures.org for more information.
San Antonio Founders Day
Saturday, October 24, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morning program in the DRT Meeting Hall/Award of SAFDA Scholarships (10:30 a.m.)
Over 40 Cultural Exhibitors on San Antonio's History
Entertainment Groups All Day in Alamo Plaza
Canary Islander Re-enactments on the Founding of San Antonio
Children's History Trail and Activities
Bring Your Kids and Have a Fun Family Day!!!
October 24, 2009
Goliad State Park - Autumn at the Mission, A Concert ...
November 14, 2009
Goliad State Park - Spanish Tracks and Trails
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Dr. Ruben Mendoza of California State University - Monterey speak on his recent discoveries of solar-equinox and feast day illuminations at Spanish Colonial Mission Churhes in the American Southwest and California.
He is only in town for a few days and was gracious enough to agree at the last minute to provide our community with a brief talk and powerpoint presentation or his current research.
The lecture will be held at the Harris Discovery Center, Mission San José on Wednesday, October 7 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Please feel free to bring your lunch while you listen to Dr. Mendoza's informative talk.
The Harris Discovery Center, Mission San José is located at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and San José Drive. There is limited parking in the back, you may also park in our visitor center parking lot on New Napier Avenue and walk through the compound to the Harris Discovery
Please pass this e-mail on to others who may be interested. If you have any questions, please contact me 210-534-8875 x243.
San Antonio Missions NHP
2202 Roosevelt Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78210
October 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm the San Antonio Chapter will meet at the San Antonio River Authority located at 100 E. Guenther San Antonio, Texas. This is a roundtable discussion of various topics of interest. So, if there is a question you have or a certain aspect of the trail you have been wanting to talk about, now is the time.
I just wanted to give a quick update on the lectures that will be presented on October 10th at the Archaeology Day event at Mission San Jose.
At 12:30, Antonio Padilla from EComm will give a lecture about the archaeological investigations along the San Antonio River improvement project’s Mission Reach. During the months of September through December 2008, archaeologists from Ecological Communications Corporation (EComm) conducted investigations of two sites along the San Antonio River, 41BX254 and 41BX256. These sites span over 8000 years of history - representing the oldest cultural materials identified along the river. An overview of work conducted and what was found pertaining to cultural components will be given.
At 2:30pm, Cisi Jary from Restoration Associates will speak. The subject will be “Artwork in the Missions," and she will discuss the methodology used for painting the frescoes in the missions, the interior plaster finishes, the drawings and the transfer method, the pigments and how and where experts think these liturgical symbols were taught to the mission inhabitants.
For some wonderful photos of the work, visit http://www.restorationassociates.com/concepcion.htm.
Lectures will be held in the Visitor Center. We will also be showing the San Antonio vignette of the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” which highlights the archaeology being done at Rancho de las Cabras, as well as scenes from the missions and community.
We are still accepting submissions for our poster session. If you have research you would like to share, we would love to see it! Contact me for details.
Family oriented hands-on activities are offered throughout the day. Make and take crafts, decorate a rock art wall, learn to build an arch, sift through a mock dig to find artifacts, and witness the ancient skills of flint-knapping and throwing an atlatl. You can also learn why it is important to protect these and other historic and pre-historic sites from looting, vandalism, and destruction. The hours are 10:00am-3:00pm and the mission is located at 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX. Patches will be given to the first 300 kids who complete the Jr Ranger activity for the day. And don’t forget the best part- it is FREE!!
UTSA CAR Legacy Program
Our Annual meeting will take place on October 16, 2009 in Castroville, Texas. The Board meeting will take place from 8:30 - noon and the General meeting will run from 1:15 - 4:30. This is an open meeting, so members are encouraged to attend any portion of the meeting that they wish.
Also, there will be a breakfast available at the meeting from 8:00 - 8:30. There is a $2.00 registration fee payable at the event if you would like to have breakfast. If you would like to attend the breakfast, please contact email@example.com in order to register.
Hope to see you all there.