Battle for Texas: The Experience
Located just a few blocks away from The Alamo, this interactive museum-like experience can be found in the Shops at River Center. Designed to entertain visitors who arrive in the River Walk, this for-profit "edutainment" gallery reinforces the popular interpretation of the Battle of the Alamo. At the same time, the galleries of this space are also full of artifacts from the time period and provide an opportunity to explore the way that the Alamo has been interpreted.
Backstory and Context
Although a bloody defeat, the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol for Texans who favored independence from Mexico. Today, the act of resistance is central to the identity of many Texans. This experiential display of that history blends reenactors with technology and should appeal to families. The organization that operates the space offer an interactive audio guide app for smartphones as well as 250 artifacts in the physical exhibit.
The Alamo. History. March 04, 2010. Accessed February 16, 2019. https://www.history.com/topics/mexico/alamo.
The Experience. Battle for Texas. . Accessed February 16, 2019. http://battlefortexas.com/.