This home movie from the Picón family in San Angelo captures scenes of the family gathered for a backyard meal to celebrate their grandfather’s birthday. It also includes footage of their daughter Diana playing with the family dog, working on an art project, and driving a go-kart.
The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Wedding, Family Reunion, and Trip to Pueblo Mountain Park (1967)
This home movie from the 1960s captures family gatherings in Shiner, including a family reunion, a wedding, and the welcoming a new addition. Also included is footage of children picking wildflowers and a family trip to Pueblo Mountain Park in Colorado.
This home movie from 1970 features scenes of a birthday party for two Gonzalez women. They blow out the candles, pass around the cake, and dance happily for the remainder of the night.
This home movie captures the Benson family celebrating Christmas with the holiday beverage “syllabub”, stockings, and presents.
This home movie captures the Benson family celebrating Christmas in Houston. Also on the reel is filmed footage of the television as it broadcasts the Apollo 14 space mission.
This home movie captures scenes shot by Philip Bursley of a group of friends having a party in the El Paso desert in the late 1970s. After a skydiver makes a parachute landing at the start of the film, the friends watch an impromptu air show and launch rockets.
This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family members enjoying themselves at an outdoor party before visiting the 1968 HemisFair in San Antonio. In addition to the various rides, the family watches the Mercury Outboard waterski show where three water skiers going off a jump at the same time!
This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family in 1978 as they relax in the backyard of a house backing up to a lake. The family plays with their dog and happily enjoys cocktails with friends.
This home movie captures scenes of a St. Patrick’s Day square dance in Clarendon in 1956. Numerous dances and couples are captured, as well as children taking the floor when the adults sit down for a break.
This home movie captures scenes of a Figueroa family wedding in the 1960s, complete with enthusiastic dancing, a live band, and the groom throwing the garter. Also included are images of the family at home with a new baby and Ruben getting a shiny, new bike for his birthday.