Family Event at The Spanish Governor's Palace in Honor of National Preservation Month
For Immediate Release:
In honor of National Preservation Month, the Spanish Governor’s Palace will host “Preserving Our History, a Family Fun Day,” a family event with educational activities geared towards children of all ages.
The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Spanish Governor’s Palace and is included with the price of admission to the museum.
The theme for this year’s National Preservation Month is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.” As a San Antonio treasure, the Spanish Governor’s Palace will celebrate this month by providing fun activities such as a butter churning station, arts and crafts and many more which will educate the public about daily life in the 1700s while also promoting the importance of San Antonio’s earliest history.
Built in 1722, the Spanish Governor’s Palace was a part of the original Presidio San Antonio de Bejar, the first Spanish military presence in San Antonio. This historic site served as the Captain’s residence. Throughout the years, the building has been home to various Captain’s and their families and also housed commercial businesses, such as a tin shop, pawn shop and a saloon to name a few. Recognizing its historic importance, the city acquired the building in 1929. After the restoration of the building by Architect Harvey P. Smith, the museum opened to the public in 1930.
Named “the most beautiful building in San Antonio” by the National Geographic Society, the Spanish Governor’s Palace is truly a national and local treasure.
For more information about volunteering for this event or general information about the Spanish Governor’s Palace, please contact Charlotte Boord at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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