Alamo Endowment Director Will Be Guest Speaker for Historical Commission

LIBERTY, October 5, 2017 - Currently, there is another revolution brewing in the Lone Star State.  Texans’ most iconic shrine, the Alamo, may be in danger!  Because of a seemingly laudable plan promoted and passed by the state legislature some four years ago, which involved the rebuilding and improvement of the Alamo, Texas’ most sacred monument may be undergoing changes of which most citizens are unaware.  The plan as promoted and approved would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as given visitors a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict.

After the plan’s passage, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, whose office is now in charge of running the Alamo, brought in outside planners to design the project.  What they came up with might be something very different from what was originally envisioned.  “Save the Alamo” groups have sprung up across the state in vociferous opposition.  It is charged that the new focus of the Alamo would no longer be the 1836 battle for which it is world famous but instead the shrine would be transformed into a multi-cultural, more politically correct site.  Rumors have spread the site will no longer be known as the Alamo but instead, would be known as the San Antonio de Valero mission.  Also, that there would be a more theme-park atmosphere at the site rather than that of a hallowed and sacred battleground.  Many, many other allegations have been made about the “reimaging” plan for this site. 

The Liberty County Historical Commission has invited Becky Dinnin, Executive Director of the Alamo Endowment to speak to the many questions about the Alamo Master Plan at their quarterly meeting, Monday, October 16th, 6:00 p.m. in the A. J. “Jack” Hartel Building, 318 San Jacinto Street, Liberty, Texas.  Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush appointed Becky Bridges Dinnin as Director of the Alamo in February 2015.  As a 6th generation Texan, native of West Texas, and descendant of Sarah Dodson who sewed one of the first Texas flags, Dinnin was honored to serve the citizens of Texas at the Alamo

From February 2015 through July 2016, Dinnin oversaw the transition of management of the Alamo to the Alamo Complex Management, a non-profit organization formed to operate the Alamo.  In her role as Executive Director, Ms. Dinnin led the on-site staff of 80+ professionals.

In the summer of 2016, Dinnin’s position transitioned off state payroll to Executive Director of the privately funded Alamo Endowment, a 501(c)3 non-profit established by the GLO to provide administration and support for the Alamo.  In this position, she continues her assignment of liaison to the Commissioner and the GLO for the Alamo Endowment, is daily engaged in community development, and works alongside the ACM leadership to develop the long-term strategy for support, sustainability and program development at the Alamo.  Before her position at the Alamo, Dinnin served eight years with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, as the chamber’s Vice-President of Image and Communications.  Before this, she served in executive level marketing positions with nonprofit organizations in San Antonio, Dallas, Nashville and in Europe.  Dinnin earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University and has a degree in journalism from Baylor University.

The Liberty County Historical Commission invites all interested parties to attend their meeting on October 16th and voice any concerns and ask questions about the Alamo Master Plan.  The program will start at 6:00 p.m. before the quarterly business session.  Please plan to attend!  For more information, please contact County Chair, Linda Jamison at lchc318@gmail.com or call 936-334-5813.

 
 
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