Nuestra Historia

If you have visited the Bexar County Courthouse recently, you will notice posters titled Nuestra Historia - Our Story: Spain in Bexar County found throughout the building. That is because, on display in the newly restored Commissioner's Courtroom and adjacent press briefing room are 300 year old Spanish colonial letters and maps that illustrate the early exploration and settlement of San Antonio and other parts of present-day Texas. The temporary exhibit has been on up since late October and will remain open to the public through February. The exhibit follows the announcement of the World Heritage Site designation for the San Antonio missions and continues the city's run-up to it's tricentennial celebration in 2018. The documents were assembled from a variety of sources including Spain's General Archive of the Indies, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as our friends at Our Lady of the Lake University Center for Mexican American Studies and Research. So, if you have some spare time during the week this holiday season, please drop by and take a look at these fascinating pieces of San Antonio's history. To read more about the exhibit, please visit their website by clicking on any of the images below.