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‘Honorary Texan’ Phil Collins
British pop superstar Phil Collins received a unique honor this week, as the Texas Legislature issued a resolution recognizing him as an honorary Texan, for the donation of his magnificent collection of historical artifacts to the State of Texas for display at the Alamo.
Collins told the media that while he treasured his collection and looked at it “every day,” the fact that “nobody else was enjoying it” was weighing on him. Collins also said that he intended to continue to “keep collecting, keep accumulating” Alamo artifacts and “ship it over here.”
Battles to Protect the Alamo from Foreign Control
The state of Texas owns the Alamo, but Campbell appears to be concerned that the United Nations could contaminate the site.
Last year the U.S. Department of the Interior nominated the Alamo for inclusion in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) list of World Heritage Sites.
Texas Assumes Control of Alamo
There were also additional pressures related to the substantial donation of Alamo and Texas artifacts by the singer Phil Collins; his donation to the State of Texas stipulated that a museum and visitor center facility would be built to showcase those artifacts, with proper preservation and security methods. The agreement with Collins has a seven year deadline, Dinnin told Breitbart Texas, and they are already six months into it. Even before the Collins donation, she continued, the Alamo had a large number of important artifacts that were hidden away in storage due to a lack of secure space to display them.