By University Communications
Monday, 05 07 2018
Tricentennial Commemorative Week featured a wide array of activities from May 1-6, all celebrating the confluence of cultures that makes San Antonio a one-of-a-kind city. To join in the city-wide celebration, A&M-SA hosted several events that engaged the community in the historic week.
A&M-SA was selected for the City of San Antonio's Tree-Centennial Program, which was launched to enhance the city's overall tree canopy and green spaces. To help celebrate Commemorative Week, the University hosted a Tree-Centennial Tree Planting Ceremony on May 2. During the ceremony, a blossoming Texas Red Oak tree from the George W. Bush Family Farm was dedicated to A&M-SA, standing as a permanent marker of the momentous Tricentennial year.
The planting ceremony was followed by the History and Education Roundtable, which featured lectures from University Provost Dr. Mike O'Brien, Associate Professor of History Dr. Amy Porter and Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Rodolfo Valdez. They discussed the pre-history of archaeology and the history and ecology of the land on which the University is located.
A&M-SA also hosted the Founders' Day Art and Culture Event on May 3. The event featured Native American, conjunto, mariachi and folklorico performances, art displays, food trucks and other family-friendly activities.