101 South Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX 78207
Visit our website Cost of Admission: Adults: $4; $2 discounts available; Children under 12: Free; Every Tuesday is Free.
In 1996, Secretary I. Michael Heyman of the Smithsonian Institution announced a physical presence of the Smithsonian in San Antonio. This announcement designated the Museo Alameda as the first formal affiliate of the Smithsonian outside of Washington D.C. and gave birth to the Smithsonian's affiliations program. In May of the same year, Governor George W. Bush signed a joint resolution of the Texas legislature establishing the Museo Alameda as the official State Latino Museum. Soon thereafter, Michael Kaiser of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced a groundbreaking partnership with the Alameda Theater. These alliances breathed life into the idea proposed by founding chairman Henry R. Muñoz III: that the Alameda would become a national center for Latino arts and culture, fulfilling Tano Lucchese's dream of a place that tells the story of the Latino experience in America.
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