A Conference on the Tricentennial

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, First Residents of Béxar, Spanish Conquests, Early Family, San Antonio Missions, the Battle of Medina, Becoming Texans, Tejano Life, and the Alamo

Luncheon: Newly Discovered Documents Written for San Antonio Mission Indians and Day to Day Life – Presentation by Blanca López de Mariscal & Paloma Vargas,
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

Saturday, March 24, 2018:
Cattle Drives, Families, San Antonio Industry, Civil War, Food Traditions, Spanish Language Media, Music, Mexican Revolution, the World Wars, and Labor

Luncheon: The Honorable Joe R. Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives

Click here to download the full conference schedule, speakers, and bios and pick your sessions.


Please contact reservations at 210.357.1910 for more information.
If you are applying for a student or teacher discount, please register with your school email. A limited number of tickets free of charge are available to Title 1 educators. 

Confluence and Culture300 Years of San Antonio History is presented by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, and generously supported by Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The Tricentennial Speakers Conference is generously supported by the James R. Dougherty, Jr. Foundation; HumanitiesTexas, John and Florence Newman Foundation, Jill Rosenthal, The Summerlee Foundation, the Rachel and Ben Vaughan Foundation, Veltri and Velasquez Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, San Antonio. Scholarship support for K-12 field trips is generously provided by the Mary West and Richard Traylor and Dickson-Allen Foundation.