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24224
Online Program

Adventures Online: San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country

From the Alamo to the River Walk, San Antonio has something for everyone. Explore San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country from the comfort of your home during a live, online adventure.
Program No. 24224UTG
Length
4 days
Starts at
299
Online Program

Adventures Online: San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country

From the Alamo to the River Walk, San Antonio has something for everyone. Explore San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country from the comfort of your home during a live, online adventure.
Length
4 days
Starts at
299
Program No. 24224 UTG
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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Feb 8 - Feb 11, 2021
Online Program 299
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The price shown is $100 off the original price!

DATES & PRICES

Online Program
Details
Accommodation Details
Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Feb 8 - Feb 11, 2021
Online Program 299
Special Offer

The price shown is $100 off the original price!

At a Glance

Experience the very best of Texas during this online learning adventure, live from San Antonio! Explore the city of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country on virtual field trips that offer a look into historic landmarks and hear from some of our best instructors about the history and culture of the area. Enjoy a virtual walk along the streets of San Antonio as you learn about the Alamo, the historic Menger Hotel and the San Fernando Cathedral, and delight in the city’s River Walk. Trace presidential history during a virtual visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, offering a look at the former president’s reconstructed boyhood home, and learn about LBJ’s life and legacy with an expert. Gain insight into the agricultural communities and religious history of the San Antonio Mission National Historical Park, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout your learning adventure, enjoy Q&A sessions with our instructors and an opportunity to get to know fellow Road Scholars from around the country.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore San Antonio during expert-led virtual field trips that share the history of the Alamo, the San Antonio Mission National Historical Park, the San Fernando Cathedral, the River Walk and much more.
  • Learn about the life and legacy of former President Lyndon B. Johnson during a virtual field trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.
  • Join expert instructors to learn about Texas history, as well as the area’s unique food, culture and traditions.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
Featured Expert
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Allen Lee Hamilton
Allen Lee Hamilton is a professor of Texas and American history at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. The author of four books and 30+ articles in historical and popular journals, Allen has won three NISOD Awards from the University of Texas for Teaching Excellence. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma. Allen is a fourth generation Texan whose family has been in this great state since 1866.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Rebeca Barrera View biography
Rebeca is a long-time community builder, best known for founding the Latino Children's Institute. She is an author of bilingual curricula used by Head Start and migrant programs. She is a 10th generation Texan from her father's side of the family. Rebeca has deep roots in Mexico, as well. Her mother was the first in her family to be born in the U.S.
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Mary Brennan View biography
Mary Brennan is dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University. She has exhaustively researched conservative politics in America and has penned a number of books related to the subject, including "Wives, Mothers, and the Red Menace" that evolved from her curiosity about Joe McCarthy’s wife, and "Pat Nixon: Embattled First Lady." Mary has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including CNN’s "The Sixties" and CSPAN's "First Ladies: Influence and Image."
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Allen Lee Hamilton View biography
Allen Lee Hamilton is a professor of Texas and American history at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio. The author of four books and 30+ articles in historical and popular journals, Allen has won three NISOD Awards from the University of Texas for Teaching Excellence. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, and his doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma. Allen is a fourth generation Texan whose family has been in this great state since 1866.
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Merri Gutierrez View biography
Merri Longoria Gutierrez is an educator with extensive experience developing curriculum and teacher training. She has developed materials for parents, children, and preschoolers that are widely used by community programs. She currently writes the online culture blog for Santillana and serves a director for a ballet folklorico dance company. She is a 13th generation Texana.
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Linda Jo Murray View biography
Linda Murray loves everything about her home state of Texas. After growing up camping in the Hill Country and fishing at the coast, she went on to become a master naturalist. She can also share first-hand knowledge of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and Ville Finale as one of their docents. Linda especially enjoys leading educational adventures through San Antonio and sharing her expertise and observations with locals and visitors alike. She is a fan of history, storytelling, and walking.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy
by Lonn Taylor
In a collection of essays about Texas gathered from his West Texas newspaper column, Lonn Taylor traverses the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write a very honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present.
Sentinel of the Southern Plains
by Allen Lee Hamilton
A history of Fort Richardson, one of several military posts established in 1866 to protect the Northwestern frontier of Texas. An interesting look into frontier military history, soldiers, life on the trail and federal policy.
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Widely praised and enormously popular, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream is a work of biography like few others. With uncanny insight and a richly engrossing style, the author renders LBJ in all his vibrant, conflicted humanity.
As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
by Gail Collins
Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein
by Friedrich Armand Strubberg and James C. Kearney
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
by Nick Kotz
Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed a historic opportunity and began a delicate dance of accommodation that moved them, and the entire nation, toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Drawing on a wealth of newly available sources -- Johnson's taped telephone conversations, voluminous FBI wiretap logs, previously secret communications between the FBI and the president -- Nick Kotz gives us a dramatic narrative, rich in dialogue, that presents this momentous period with thrilling immediacy. Judgment Days offers needed perspective on a presidency too often linked solely to the tragedy of Vietnam.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
by Louis Torres
Three Roads to the Alamo, the Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
by William C. Davis
Crown Jewel of Texas, the Story of the San Antonio River
by Lewis Fisher
Gates of the Alamo (historically accurate novel)
by Stephen Harrigan
The Gates of the Alamo enfolds us in history and, through its remarkable and passionate storytelling, allows us to participate at last in an American legend. Filled with dramatic scenes, and abounding in fictional and historical personalities-among them James Bowie, David Crockett, William Travis, and General Santa Anna--Harrigan describes the battle from both sides.
The Alamo Remembered, Tejano Accounts & Perspectives
by Timothy M. Matovina
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S. C. Gwynne
S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.





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