Last week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush joined Governor Greg Abbott in welcoming the HISTORY Network and a host of Hollywood stars to the Lone Star State to kick off a fundraising campaign to restore and preserve the iconic Alamo in San Antonio.
The campaign is designed to promote the Alamo Endowment, with the goal of raising resources for structural improvements at the historical mission-turned-fort, and for the construction of a new visitors center to house over 200 artifacts donated by musician Phil Collins, a noted Alamo and Texas history enthusiast.
“The preservation and restoration of the Alamo is one of my top priorities,” Commissioner Bush said. As head of the General Land Office, Commissioner Bush now oversees management of the most visited site in the state, and called upon all Texans to participate in the preservation effort. “Now is the time for all who love history – especially Texas history – to come together to defend this historic monument so that future generations may continue to visit the Alamo and understand what happened on this hallowed ground.”
The kickoff of the campaign was in conjunction with the start of HISTORY Network’s new mini-series, “Texas Rising”, which stars the likes of Bill Paxton as General Sam Houston, as well as Brendan Fraser as a Texas Ranger. The series will begin the evening of Monday, May 25 on HISTORY, and will detail the events surrounding the famous battle of 1836.
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