Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UTSA Institute of Texan Culture Wants to Hear Your HemisFair '68 Memories

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

1967, Tower of the America's, HemisFair '68. After the main shaft of the tower was completed they started on the "top house" that would contain the Tower Restaurant and the observation deck.
  • 1967, Tower of the America's, HemisFair '68. After the main shaft of the tower was completed they started on the "top house" that would contain the Tower Restaurant and the observation deck.
2018 is going to be a big year for San Antonio. It'll be the city's tricentennial, which is hyping a bigger and better Fiesta than ever before. And it'll also be the 50th anniversary of HemisFair '68.

For the ultimate throwback, UTSA's Institute of Texan Culture is asking San Antonians to share their personal memories for an exhibit in honor of the anniversary. ITC says HemisFair 1968 launched the city's modern era, connecting San Antonio to civilization across the country and all over the world to commemorate 250 years of the city.

Sounds like a big deal, and it was. In case you didn't know, the Tower of the Americas was built just for the big event. Plenty members of the older generations still talk about the celebrations, which is the perfect sharing opportunity for the exhibit.

1967, Tower of the America's, HemisFair '68. After the main shaft of the tower was completed they started on the "top house" that would contain the Tower Restaurant and the observation deck.
  • 1967, Tower of the America's, HemisFair '68. After the main shaft of the tower was completed they started on the "top house" that would contain the Tower Restaurant and the observation deck.

ITC is asking for personal photos, home videos and memories from the 1968 celebrations.

"We want to present this in a different way, by making it personal and relatable," said Sarah Gould, ITC's lead curatorial researcher, via press release.

Rather than just souvenirs, researchers want to hear your first-hand experience and see your photos and videos from this historical event.

For more information, visit TexanCultures.com or call 210-458-2300.


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