Misconceptions about the Alamo and its history

By Dr. Bruce Winders, Alamo historian and curator
The one thing that I’ve learned after being at the Alamo for 21 years is that there is a great amount of misinformation surrounding our state’s most treasured site.
These ideas are often held by people who care passionately about the site and its history.
My task as the Alamo’s curator and historian is to help separate fact from fiction so that visitors understand what has taken place here and why it matters.
Once, I spoke with a visitor who insisted that David Crockett was just a cartoon character. Clearly this person was mistaken, despite the strength of his conviction. Knowing that Crockett was a real person is important to the Alamo’s story.

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