Preserving the Missions with the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
SAN ANTONIO - The missions are three centuries old and are still around today because of ongoing preservation efforts.
David Vekasy is the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Chief of Maintenance and Operations and Rosebud Coffey is the Mission Heritage Partners Executive Director
They discussed Focus on South Texas about the master craftsman that work in the national historical park --- masons and carpenters and how their trades are being preserved by the apprentice programs offered through the Texas Conservation Corps and American Youthworks.
The Masonry Apprentice program and the master carpentry program are paid for by the Mission Heritage Partners.
The missions are an integral part of Texas’ only UNESCO World Heritage site and these historically significant places require constant attention and care. The Mission Heritage Partners is having an ongoing membership drive to continue its preservation efforts.
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