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50th Anniversary Weekend

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures opened April 6, 1968, as part of San Antonio’s HemisFair celebration. Now it’s time to look back on the past 50 years and look forward to what’s to come. The Institute invites the community to celebrate and mark this milestone!

  • Schedule
  • 1968 Rewind-Reboot
  • Special Exhibits
  • Texas Star Heritage Awards

Thursday Apr 12, 2018

  • ITC Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremony for Hemisfair Celebration Weekend, 4 p.m.
  • Introduction of Texas Star Heritage Award recipients
  • Opening of Viva ITC and Viva HemisFair exhibits, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • ITC Member Event, 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Light show

Saturday Apr 14, 2018

  • ITC Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Back 40 open
  • Exhibit interpreters and living historians, activities and performances
  • “1968 Rewind-Reboot” dance, featuring ITC-A-GO-GO Fashion Show by Michael Quintanilla, 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Ticket and Sponsorships info
  • Light show

Sunday Apr 15, 2018

  • ITC Hours: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • Back 40 open
  • Exhibit interpreters and living historians, activities and performances
Download Schedule

1968 Rewind-Reboot

A Glimpse Into Fashion,Food,Drink and Music of 1968

Featuring ITC-A-GO-GO Fashion Show
by Michael Quintanilla
Dance Party,cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. | Show starts at 8.30 p.m.

Funds raised through this event benefit the Texan Fund, which directly impacts everything the institute of Texan Cultures does: exhibits, educational and public programs, festivals and special events.

ADMISSION

$250 VIP Stage Seating – Limited Quantity
$125 One Person General Admission

Purchase Tickets

Contact:TexasHeritage@UTSA.edu | Phone:210-458-2300

San Antonio fashion writer and icon michael Quintanilla curates a 1960s flashback fashion show

Hors d’oeuvers from catalyst catering highlight various cultures and their influence on Texas Cuisine

Specialty cocktails from Dripping Springs Distillery and Republic of Texas Distributors

Texas Beers Courtesy of GLI Distributing

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Diamond Epic Sponsorship - $25,000

  • Customized benefits package for presenting sponsor
  • Company’s name and logo featured within museum and entry ways throughout the anniversary weekend
  • Recognition in media including PSA, radio, newsletters, social media, print and electronic communications
  • Name/Logo featured on museum’s website and featured story in newsletter
  • Visibility as sponsor during the anniversary weekend and throughout the duration of the exhibits
  • Opportunity to donate product and interact with guests
  • Corporate membership for your company and employees, plus 20 VIP tickets to 1968 Rewind-Reboot

Platinum Legendary Sponsorship - $10,000

  • Customized benefits package for presenting sponsor
  • Company’s name and logo featured within museum and entry ways throughout the anniversary weekend
  • Recognition in media including PSA, radio, newsletters, social media, print and electronic communications
  • Name/Logo featured on museum’s website and featured story in newsletter
  • Visibility as sponsor during the anniversary weekend and throughout the duration of the exhibits
  • Opportunity to donate product and interact with guests
  • Corporate membership for your company and employees, plus 20 VIP tickets to 1968 Rewind-Reboot

Platinum Legendary Sponsorship - $10,000

  • Company’s name and logo featured within museum
  • Recognition in media including website, newsletters, social media, print and electronic communications
  • Visibility as sponsor during the anniversary weekend and throughout the duration of the exhibits
  • Opportunity to donate product and interact with guests
  • Corporate membership for your company and employees plus 12 VIP tickets to 1968 Rewind-Reboot

Gold Legacy Sponsorship - $5,000

  • Visibility as sponsor at two related programs throughout the anniversary weekend
  • Recognition on website, newsletters, social media, print and electronic communications for programs
  • Opportunity to donate product and interact with guests
  • 10 family memberships plus 8 VIP tickets to 1968 Rewind-Reboot

Silver Heritage Sponsorship - $3,000

  • The funds raised through this event will support the Texan Fund, which focuses on supporting the ITC on a holistic level. Gifts to the Texan Fund directly support and enhance everything the Institute of Texan Cultures has to offer. It ensures the continued success of the institute’s mission: Providing a forum to tell the stories of Texas and Texans though educational and public programming, special events, and exhibitions.

VIVA ITC! EXHIBIT

Opens April 6, 2018

The Institute of Texan Cultures began with HemisFair’68 and it continues to inspire and educate today. The exhibit details the origins of the institute, from its commissioning in 1965, to opening in 1968, re-opening as a permanent museum and educational center after HemisFair, and its continuing work serving the state of Texas.

VIVA HEMISFAIR! EXHIBIT

Opens April 6, 2018

Through historical photos, personal anecdotes, HemisFair memorabilia, archive film footage and more, the exhibit reveals what it took to put on the fair, and how it impacted San Antonio and the surrounding area.

The Utsa Institute Of Texan Cultures Established The Texas Star Heritage Awards To Recognize Individuals And Organizations Whose Work Champions Diversity, Preserving Heritage And Educating The Community.

“For a long time, the Institute of Texan Cultures has worked behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, building educational materials, documenting cultures, recording and preserving stories,” said ITC Executive Director Angelica Docog. “There are a lot of good people and organizations that have carried that torch to the far corners of our state. They’ve provided funding toward special projects, paved the way for laws and conservation efforts, and wrote the books on what Texas is all about. What they do matters, because they are preserving our heritage and our identity so the next generation knows and understands what it means to be a Texan.”

The museum recognizes a local honoree, a regional honoree, and a business or organization honoree, selected in a competitive process by a panel of civic and business leaders. The nominees have demonstrated their contributions to the advancement of cultural identity, heritage and diversity throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Click here to read about the 2017 Texas Star Heritage Award Winners.

“The three recipients of the Texas Star Heritage Award are being recognized for embodying the mission of ITC and promoting the diverse cultures of our great state,” said ITC Executive Director Angelica Docog. “Our Texas Stars reach beyond Texas. Each community leader understands the importance for transforming San Antonio into an international city. They enable us to become a leading partner in a global platform. Our museum is proud to recognize their contributions to society and our world.”

The 2018 Award winners will be announced on Friday April 6 in conjunction with the ITC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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