Historic preservation and cultural heritage
Technology and innovation
Technology can greatly enhance community access to our history, through content-rich websites, online databases of historical and cultural records, City directories, and other digital resources. Interactive tour itineraries, maps, photo galleries, virtual tours, GPS tours and mobile activities can target the growing cultural heritage tourism segment, engaging and educating residents and visitors about our historic resources.
Preserving our history and learning about our culture teaches us and our children about our past and brings us closer to our ancestors. The future of San Antonio’s historic and cultural districts and landmarks rests upon educating younger generations about their importance and value. Historic places provide authentic and interactive experiences, making them valuable learning tools for educators and students. Historic and cultural educational activities can be introduced into school curricula allowing students in primary and secondary schools and colleges and universities to learn about San Antonio’s history.