The Alamo at UT Arlington
UT Arlington in Second Life is delighted to have the opportunity to host "The Alamo" - a realistic 3D, online, immersive re-creation of the modern-day Alamo.
The Alamo at UT Arlington provides an online museum-quality experience of the Alamo’s chapel, barrack, and surrounding grounds, featuring interactive displays throughout that provide the visitor with background information on the history, artifacts, documents, historical figures, and pop culture references to the Alamo story.
The Alamo at UT Arlington was created by Lora Chadbourne in Second Life. Her previous historical builds in Second Life include re-creations of the Mayflower, the 1621 Plymouth Settlement, and the Apollo 11 lunar landing site.
To celebrate, there will be a Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm CDT (2:30-4:30 PM SLT or find your time zone) at The Alamo site in Second Life. Join us to enjoy The Alamo with music, dancing, virtual refreshments, and a live vocal performance by Jean Munro (5-6pm CDT/3-4pm SLT).
Learn more about the real-life Alamo:
- Official website
- Photos at the Portal to Texas History
- History of the Alamo Mission at the Texas State Historical Association
- The Battle of the Alamo at the Texas State Historical Association
- More Texas history resources
In the news:
- "Alamo Exhibit Opens in UT Arlington" - SL Newser
- "Remember the Alamo! - Stacey Cardalines Reporting" - Sl Enquirer
- "UT Arlington Creates Virtual Alamo in Second Life, Opens May 3" - Betterverse.org
- Also from Betterverse.org: an Editorial and further comment on Virtual Worlds as Spaces for Remembrance and Reflection
For more information:
- Sarah Jones
Librarian, Digital Library Services
Campus Lead for Second Life at UT Arlington
University of Texas Arlington Library
Second Life: Razitra Artizar