300 years of history


Beginning on March 3, 2018, the Witte Museum is proud to present Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History, a Tricentennial exhibit presented by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation. The exhibit presents the complex and thrilling stories of San Antonio’s history using art, artifacts, interactive experiences, and encounters with historical personas.

Confluence and Culture will provide a deep examination of the defining events of 1718 and the multi-faceted history that has formed the community through a curated selection of the museum’s history and art collection of more than 300,000 artifacts.

A companion exhibition, Gathering at the Waters: 12,000 years of People, presented by the San Antonio River Authority, will present and highlight the last 12,000 years of San Antonio history with a focus on the areas’ indigenous cultures.

Tickets can be purchased on the Witte Museum’s page here.


In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration the Witte Museum is proud to host a Speakers Conference from March 23 – 24, 2018. The two-day conference will examine the three centuries of San Antonio history.

Friday, March 23, 2018:
The Land of Water, Ancient Bexar Settlements, Spanish Contact and Missions, The 18th Century Family, Indigenous groups and Integration with the Spanish Settlers, San Antonio Stone and Water.

Luncheon Speakers: Blanca López de Mariscal and Paloma Vargas, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education – the Missions and Coahuiltecans

Saturday, March 24, 2018:
Cattle Drives, Family Life, Development of San Antonio, Civil War in San Antonio, Food Traditions, Spanish Language Media, San Antonio’s Music for the People, Mexican Revolution depends on San Antonio, The World Wars and San Antonio, Pecans and People (Labor) Civil Rights

Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Joe R. Straus

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