University of Texas at Dallas Reference Librarian Kreg Walvoord will explore the many faces of the Alamo in a free public presentation titled “Alamo Images: From Then to Now” from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in Room MC 2.524 of the McDermott Library on the UTD campus.
Walvoord ’s program is a visual journey through the Alamo’s architectural history. The appearance of the old Spanish mission has changed dramatically over time. Most of the original structures are gone. To the surprise of many, the recognizable camel hump atop its façade is not original. Utilizing primary sources such as drawings, paintings, maps and photographs, Walvoord explores the dramatic changes that have occurred from its founding as mission San Antonio de Valero in 1718 to the Alamo’s status today as the Shrine of Texas Liberty.
Walvoord is the assistant head of Reference Services at McDermott Library. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a master’s degree in history and a second master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas. He has read voraciously about Texas history and has traveled extensively throughout the state, experiencing and learning everything he can about Texas and its past.
For more information about the presentation, please contact Tom Koch at 972-883-4951.