New Alamo Education Center Doubles Student Programming

March 13, 2023

WestEast Design Group and Alamo Trust are collaborating to construct a new Education center at the Alamo. Scheduled to open late 2023, the new education center at the Alamo will increase annual student programming capacity from 140,000 guests to 250,000 guests.

Kate Rogers, executive director of the Alamo Trust envisions the planned education center as a flexible, five-classroom facility that will provide a “world-class educational opportunity for both students and teachers” at the location of Alamo Hall, a meeting venue at the southeast corner of the grounds that originally was built in 1922 as a city fire station. A historically accurate 1836 Alamo model made of Lego pieces and a video would help introduce students to the site as they enter the Education Center’s entry orientation hall. The education facility’s second floor will include a studio for online programming, staff and researcher offices. The site will provide an outdoor classroom with theater and re-enactment programming adjacent to an outdoor agricultural learning area with a replicated working “acequia”.

Excerpted from: Huddleston, Scott. "Alamo mission gate, education center set for 2023 completion." Express News,
July 26, 2022.

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