The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Visiting the Holy Sites Abroad (1965)

This home movie captures Shiner native Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Israel, Rome and Vatican City in 1965. The film captures images of many historical Catholic churches and public sculptures, including the Church of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Vatican. It also includes […]

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Cocuzzi Family Film Collection – Test Flights on Goodfellow Air Force Base and Summer Fun (1953)

This home movie captures scenes of the life of a U.S. Airman in 1953 during the last year of the Korean Conflict. Included are images of training, maintece, and test flights on the Goodfellow Air Force Base, focusing on a rescue helicopter crew and a jet plane. Also included in the film is a parade […]

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 1 – Catholic Wedding Ceremony, Part I

This home movie captures scenes of an Ayala family wedding held at a Catholic church. The bride makes her entrance on the arm of her father, then the ceremony begins. The couple exchanges their vows and rings, then the groom presents the Arras to his bride. The Arras is a Catholic wedding tradition prevalent in […]

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The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Trip to Ireland and London (1967)

This home movie captures a trip around Ireland and England in 1967, including stops in Shannon, Blarney, Knock, Athlone, Dublin, and London. The footage focuses mostly on views from the tour bus window and also includes footage of members of the group kissing the Blarney Stone.

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