Saturday, February 24, 2024

The United States has a museum dedicated to emigrants in Lanzarote

The Temple House Museum in Teguise hosted the presentation of the new Alamo museum, which will open its doors in 2027 in the city of San Antonio, Texas. The event is sponsored by the project director, Kate Rogers, and attended by part of the technical team of the future museum, as well as the honorary consul of Spain in Texas, Steve Chiscano.

This new construction It will cost more than 550 million dollars and be divided into several floors. A space will be entirely dedicated to the Spanish presence in Texas, which is about to represent the history of the Canarian families, mostly from Lanzarote, who founded the city around the 18th century.

The mayor of Teguise, Olivia Duque, showed her full support for the new museum. “The history of the Lanzarote families who founded the town of San Antonio, most of them from Teguise, will be in a future museum. A space that millions of people visit every year,” he explained.

The project will consist of a comprehensive renovation and modernization plan for the historic Alamo complex, which includes the restoration of the building itself as well as other historical structures, the construction of a new museum and visitor center dedicated to Texas history, the creation of a park and adjacent plaza, and the improvement of various facilities, including access and parking.

Presentation, at the Spínola Palace in Teguise, of the future museum dedicated to Lanzarote emigrants in Texas.

For his part, the Heritage Councilor of Teguise City Council, Boronat Seathink, believes that the cultural alliance created between Teguise and San Antonio is “unbreakable” and that they are happy to receive help from the institution.

The Alamo used to be an old Spanish mission with a large Canarian presence. In the same way, it is considered a symbol of American popular culture and a tourist attraction for San Antonio, receiving thousands of visitors each year. In 1731, many families from Lanzarote, along with others from other parts of the Canary Islands, arrived on the banks of the San Antonio River, where they built what is now one of the ten most important cities in the United States.

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