Home » Uncategorized » Phil Collins has one of, if not the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He started collecting artifacts in 1994, after getting a gift from his wife. In 2012 he published a book about the collection. He donated his collection to a new Texas museum in 2014, which debuted in public this year.

Phil Collins has one of, if not the largest collection of Alamo artifacts. He started collecting artifacts in 1994, after getting a gift from his wife. In 2012 he published a book about the collection. He donated his collection to a new Texas museum in 2014, which debuted in public this year.

Come and Take a Look at Me Now

On a Saturday morning last April, Phil Collins was looking out the window of his suite atop San Antonio’s Hyatt Regency on the River Walk. It’s not the biggest or the priciest room in the hotel, the one in which you’d expect to find a pop star who’s sold more than 250 million records, but it’s the one Collins always asks for when he comes to town. That’s because it provides the best view of the Alamo, and at that moment he was making good use of it, his left index finger pressed lightly to the glass. “Crockett defended the palisade, of course, which is the row of sharpened wooden poles that ran diagonally from that end of the Alamo,” he said, pointing at the chapel’s south corner. “Outside that was what is called an ‘abatis,’ trees that had… Continue Reading (23 minute read)

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