Heritage Society Tour
The Texas Heritage Society staid at
the St. Anthony
Hotel, 300 East Travis St, San Antonio.
Friday, March 2 —
1:00 pm — Lunch at the St. Anthony
Hotel. Our speaker from the Canary Island Society was our own Martha
Cathedral of San Fernando in San
THS Members Martha Haydel and Her Brother. Both are
Descendants of Canary Islander Family of Juan Leal Goraz
3:00 pm — Tour of the great Fernando
Cathedral built by Spain for the Canary Islanders.
7:00 pm — Dinner was on the
Saturday, March 3 —
10:00 am — THS members met
at Dr. Ward Albro's Shop on at 405 Lafayette in
Castroville, Hwy 90 west of San Antonio for a walking tour of
Castroville and lecture. See Tierra del Sol.
Dr. Ward Albro Leads THS Tour of Castroville,
Ward Albro, Ph.D. was a university professor for over 30 years, retiring from Texas A&M
University-Kingsville in 1996. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the
author of books on the Mexican Revolution and many articles on Mexico and Southwest Borderlands topics. He has
lectured widely throughout the US and Mexico on topics in Mexican history and has taken groups of educators for
five-week programs to Mexico and Guatemala under the Fulbright-Hays program of the US Department of Education. He
is the recipient of grants from the NEH and the Texas Council for the Humanities. Dr. Albro will gave us a walking
tour of fascinating Castroville, settled by the Alsace Lorraines in early Texas.
Battle of Medina Monument Erected in 1936 for the Texas
This Monument is located about 13 Miles South of San Antonio
at the Intersection of US 281 S and Martinez-Losoya Rd.
12 Noon —
THS members met at the picturesque hacienda of THS members Dave
and Judy Calhoun on a nearby hill for a
wonderful Barbeque lunch. Many thanks to THS and the Calhouns for letting us have it there.
Our speaker was Ward Albro, who talked about the Battle of
Medina in 1813, the bloodiest day in the history of
Battle of Medina Texas State Historical
This Marker is located at the Intersection of Bruce Road and
Old Applewhite Road about 30 Miles South of San Antonio and about 6 Miles Northeast of Poteet,
3:00 pm — Reenactment of the Siege of the
Alamo on the Alamo grounds.
5:30 pm — Mariachi mass at Fernando
Cathedral with Canary Islanders in costume.
Chilton Maverick, a Descendant of Samuel Maverick, Speaking to
the Texas Heritage Society
7:00 pm — Dinner at St. Anthony
Hotel. Speaker is Chilton Maverick, a descendant of the famous
Maverick family of San Antonio history He will told us about the original
"maverick", Samuel Augustus
Maverick from South Carolina who didn't brand his cattle
Sunday, March 4 —
8:00 am — Breakfast at St. Anthony Hotel with a
talk given by David Martin on San Antonio and the Alamo.
— Mission San Jose
pm — Reenactment of Battle at the
Alamo, and Alamo
paintings presented at the Emily Morgan Hotel across the
THS Member David Martin Prepares to Perform in the
Re-Enactment of the Battle of The Alamo as a Mexican Soldado.
12 Noon — Check out of the
Let Hewitt Clarke know if you are going.