There are more than 1,000 sites around the world that have been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). None were located in Texas. Until now.
Thanks to the dedication and persistence of the National Park Service and local preservation group, Los Compadres, the San Antonio Missions have joined the ranks of the most significant cultural and historical sites on earth.
Texas Creative is proud to have played a major part in creating the submission materials necessary to be awarded this prestigious designation. The agency designed and produced the massive 344-page nomination book presented to the UNESCO board of decision makers. Collaborating with historians, scholars, cartographers, illustrators, photographers, archivists, designers and writers, the creation of the document required over a year to complete. The finished piece is a testament to the importance of the Missions and the role they played in the history and civilization of Texas and the Southwest.
This unprecedented group effort culminated on July 5th, 2015 in Bonn, Germany, when UNESCO voted to place the Missions on the World Heritage list. And we couldn’t be prouder. After all, Texas is our first name.