Phil Collins' collection of over 200 artefacts goes on display at the Alamo in Texas

The Phil Collins Collection Preview includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo.

The Associated Press March 03, 2021 15:16:15 IST
Phil Collins' collection of over 200 artefacts goes on display at the Alamo in Texas

Phil Collins. Image from AP via The San Antonio Express/Julysa Sosa

San Antonio — Artefacts collected by Phil Collins went on display 2 March at the Alamo after the legendary musician donated the items to the state of Texas.

The Phil Collins Collection Preview includes a brass cannon used by the Mexican Army during the Battle of the Alamo and the original battle orders that called for the attack on the Alamo.

The temporary exhibit is on display through 25 April. Collins donated his collection of more than 200 artefacts to the Texas General Land Office in 2014.

“We are beyond excited to finally share some of the amazing artefacts Mr Collins so generously donated,” said Kristi Miller Nichols, the Alamo’s director of archaeology, collections, and historical research at the Alamo. “The public has been very interested in seeing the Collins Collection. It has been an honor to care for and preserve these artefacts over the years.”

During the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, nearly 200 defenders died following a 13-day battle with Mexican forces led by General Santa Anna.

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