Preservation: Securing funding for the Visitor Center at Mission San José

In the early 1990s, several members of the board of directors and the executive director of Mission Heritage Partners made an in-person plea to several United States Congressmen requesting funds for a Visitor Center at the Park. Their efforts were successful and the Visitor Center at Mission San José was built in in 1996. It now serves as a busy gathering spot, complete with a museum, gift shop, conference room and theater that airs a documentary about the men and women who built the Missions in San Antonio so strategically set along the San Antonio River.

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Mission Heritage Partners provide volunteer and financial support for the preservation, protection, interpretation and enjoyment of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Since 1984, the official friends group to the park has raised more than $4 million to benefit the San Antonio park. Additional support garnered by Mission Heritage Partners through advocacy efforts total more than $70 million in value.

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