The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 14 – Texas Folklife Festival, 1977

This home movie from the Morkovsky Collection captures scenes from the 1977 Texas Folklife Festival at HemisFair Park. Held annually since 1972, the event was modeled after the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in 1968 and is sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures.

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The Dennis Family Films, no. 3 – HemisFair ’68

This home movie from the Dennis Family collection captures the sites and experiences of a day spent at HemisFair ’68 in San Antonio. Footage includes aerial footage of the fairgrounds taken from the cable car ride, the Tower of the Americas, and a number of exhibits and pavillions in HemisFair Park.

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The August F. Wittenborn Collection, no. 2 – Holidays and HemisFair

This home movie features several Wittenborn family events, including shots of their soon-to-be new home in the Briarcliff Area of Austin, Christmas 1967, a family vacation to Acapulco, both children’s birthdays, and footage of HemisFair Park in San Antonio and the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Wittenborn Family hails from Austin, Texas and the films of […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – LBJ and Lady Bird Visit the San Antonio World’s Fair (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the preparations for the San Antonio World’s Fair, the HemisFair, in 1968; the celebrations in full swing; and President Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, and Governor John Connally visiting the HemisFair on July 4, 1968. In addition to the President and First Lady’s visit, other notable scenes include […]

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The Porter Click Family, no. 5 – San Antonio Sightseeing

This home movie captures scenes of the Click family sightseeing in San Antonio. The family begins at the Alamo, visits the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle (where wild animals roam free!), then goes to HemisFair Park where they take a ride up the Tower of Americas to enjoy aerial views of San Antonio. Scenes of the […]

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The Ludeke Family Collection, no. 9 – 1968 HemisFair

James and Joreen Ludeke settled in Wichita County in 1954 and raised their 6 children on their ranch located on the former site of the Four Sixes Horse Ranch and the North West Oil field. Their film collection features scenes of farm life set against a backdrop of North Central Texas prairie, the Red River, […]

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