The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 16 – Knights of Columbus Procession, 1962

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures a Knights of Columbus procession into Austin’s St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass, and scenes at home of a young boy, Gary Valdez, playing the piano and children Sam Cesarez and Little Sammy dancing.

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 22 – Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s 50th Anniversary, 1974

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection mainly captures the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Monsignor Alois Morkovsky’s ordination to the priesthood. Held on June 2, 1974, the event took place at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in Hostyn, Texas; Alois was ordained on June 1, 1924 at St. John’s Seminary in San […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 23 – School Kids

This home movie from the Morkovsky collection comes from a reel labeled “School Kids,” and documents children at an unidentified location, likely in the San Antonio area where Father Morkovsky served in the 1940s and 50s. Do you recognize anyone in this film or know where it is? Please contact us and let us know.

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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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