Presidio Gallery

Welcome to the Presidio Gallery

Texas A&M University-San Antonio welcomes you to Presidio Gallery at the Bexar County Archives Building. Opened on October 27, 2017, this beautiful facility in downtown San Antonio is home to A&M-SA’s Archives and Special Collections. It is free and open to the public, and we welcome tour groups and researchers by appointment. The Welcome Video provides a great overview of the facility.

The A&M-SA Archives & Special Collections includes:

San Antonio as a Crossroads: 300 Years of an Evolving Frontier Community

San Antonio as a Crossroads
San Antonio is a crossroads that links the great state of Texas to its past.  For more than 300 years San Antonio has served as an intersection for nations, rivers, roads, people and their experiences.  The Tricentennial exhibit will explore San Antonio’s vibrant history through photographs, artwork, maps, documents, artifacts and ephemera to tell the story of an evolving frontier community as the heart of the region.

How to Visit

A&M-SA’s presence in downtown San Antonio exemplifies our commitment to becoming a premier academic institution; one that celebrates the city’s diverse history and culture, fosters community dialogue about our shared heritage and inspires exploration and learning by people of all ages. We welcome tourists, school field trips, accomplished historians and aspiring scholars to step into our shared history.

To reserve a small group tour or make a research appointment for the archives and reading room, please contact Leslie Stapleton at (210) 784-1512 or

Presidio Gallery
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 - 5 p.m.

Bexar County Archives Building
126 E. Nueva
San Antonio, Texas 78204

  • February 19, 2018
  • March 30, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 28, 2018
  • July 4, 2018
  • September 3, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • November 22-23, 2018
  • December 24-25, 2018

Archives & Special Collections staff may not be available all times the Presidio Gallery is open. Please consult the following calendar for hours when staff will be available to assist you.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas


The Daughters of the Republic of Texas established its historic library collections in 1945 to serve objectives written in its charter of 1895. Following are highlights of its various collections: