THE ALAMO, Texas — An entertainment icon known around the world for his music will appear tomorrow in a webcast for a different kind of event than one may expect: announcing the donation of his massive Alamo artifact collection to the Cradle of Texas Liberty.
Former Genesis drummer, Oscar winner, multiple Grammy Award winner and Texana collector Phil Collins will join Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to announce the donation of his famed collection of rarities to the state of Texas on behalf of the Alamo at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26.
A live webcast of the event will be made available at http://www.thealamo.org/webcast.html. For media outlets interested in embedding the webcast into their sites, the embed code is shown below.
Collins’ Alamo collection includes invaluable artifacts like Jim Bowie’s legendary knife, and one of only four rifles left that were owned by Davy Crockett. Collins has Crockett’s leather shot pouch and two powder horns he allegedly gave a Mexican officer before his death. There are letters from William B. Travis and many other invaluable historic documents that shed insight on early Texas history.
For more information on the Texas General Land Office please visit www.glo.texas.gov.
For more information on the Alamo, please visit the official Alamo website at www.thealamo.org.
WHO: Musician Phil Collins and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
WHAT: Donation of massive private Alamo artifact collection to the Alamo
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26
WHERE: In front of the Alamo shrine, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas
WHY: Major accomplishment in new era of Alamo management by the state
WEBCAST: Live (and later archived) at http://www.thealamo.org/webcast.html
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