Fiesta Medals For Sale

“Lest We Forget”

The Lest We Forget Medal was designed by chapter historian Rita Schimpff and depicts our Travis Park Memorial that was erected in 1899 by our predecessor chapter, The Barnard E. Bee Chapter, UDC.  It features many familiar items on the memorial: ‘Lest We Forget’, ‘Our Confederate Dead’, the laurel leaf garland, ribbon swag, bee in flight and the common Confederate soldier who stood atop the memorial. On the reverse is our thank you for your purchase. 

The Bee Medal

The Bee Medal 2020 & 2021 was created and donated to us by our friend Daniel Bee.  Mahala Rood, a well known local artist created the medal with Daniel’s  input as to the basic design. This Medal was Rood’s last completed work of art before her passing,  Chuck Herrera, Daniel’s fraternity brother. worked with Daniel and proposed the Fiesta Medal to assist in funding the battle for our Monument. Sadly, Chuck also passed away in an untimely manner. Chuck was a direct descendent of Blas Herrera, The Paul Revere of the Texas Revolution. All Herrera men served The Confederacy as did close to ten thousand other Tejanos. Daniel contributed the medal on behalf of the Bee family to the Tejano Monument on the capitol grounds in Austin in the name of General Hamilton P. Bee CSA. 

Medals are $10 each.

Monument Discussion on Morning News

This morning, our chapter president, Robin Terazas and our historian, Rita Schimpf were interviewed by local radio host Trey Ware concerning our Confederate monument — listen to find out more about where it is, the condition its in and what could happen next.

Host Trey Ware

“[The City should] go find that statue and put it back on its pedestal!”

-Trey Ware

The radio station also published an article concerning the monument and the interview. The article is available here.

Our Presentation is on the Road!

The Travis Park Confederate Monument: The History & Ladies Behind It 

  • History of Travis Park and the Confederate Monument
  • The ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy – then and now
  • Current lawsuit: The ASJ Chapter 2060 v. the City of San Antonio 

Robin Terrazas, president and Rita Schimpff are members of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter 2060 United Daughters of the Confederacy in San Antonio.  They have prepared a slide show presentation telling the history of San Antonio’s first and oldest monument, located in one of the 3 oldest municipal parks in the United States- our own Travis Park!  It is the first monument in the US designed by a woman and was constructed by “the father of the Texas granite industry” Frank Teich.    Robin & Rita take us on a surprise-filled journey of the park from 1861 to the present lawsuit with a mixture of questionable politics, mysterious disappearances and surprising confederate history not often heard today.

“Travis Park’s ground is stained with the tears of mothers, wives and sweethearts of Confederate soldiers.” Anna Hewett, daughter of Confederate Soldier  

On March 27, 1899, by unanimous vote city council passed an ordinance granting the UDC  a perpetual place to erect a Confederate Monument in the center of Travis Park.  This land belonging to Texas defender Samuel Maverick and his wife Mary was used as a Confederate campground, muster site and hospital for men from San Antonio and surrounding counties.  Mary Maverick gave 4 sons & her husband to the war effort, she herself was a charter member of the UDC chapter that erected this monument. On Aug. 31, 2017, under cover of darkness, having waived due process and refusing to meet with the Daughters the war memorial and historic time capsule were removed to a still secret location.  

The United Daughters of the Confederacy who own this monument are currently in a lawsuit with the City of San Antonio.  The city initially denied there was a time capsule and to date has not produced a deed, title or conveyance to Travis Park.  The monument is damaged, and possibly everything in the 120-year-old time capsule destroyed by city negligence while expense to the taxpayers is climbing.  The presentation will open your eyes to a story being kept under wraps!

If your organization or group would like to book this dynamic duo, please contact

Robin Terrazas or
Rita Schimpff,  210-822-7224

Hearing: January​, 2019

In our lawsuit against the city, Judge Ezra has ordered both sides of the case to mediation. As a result, further exploration and preservation of the time capsule has been put on hold.

After almost a year, the exposed time capsule was finally secured in a climate controlled facility and preservationist expert Pam Rosser was able to make an initial assessment to develop a plan of how to best proceed.

We are currently working to find a mediator both parties can agree to. 

WOAI reported on our lawsuit – make sure you watch the video! You may comment on the article using your FaceBook user account.

Hearing: August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24th was a big day for the ASJ 2060 lawsuit against the city of San Antonio.  Judge David Ezra indicated that he is placing an order for the time capsule to be opened by a master chosen by both sides of the case. His intention is to save and protect history.  Both sides will be held financially accountable to a point. The city will be required to pay a greater amount if it becomes overly expensive since they are the ones who chose to move the monument.  We are currently working to find the appropriate master to manage this. Ownership of the contents will be determined later.

As we move forward in this case regarding both the monument and the time capsule,  we are accepting donations needed for legal costs and now preservation.  We will continually report on the progress of the case and what is found in the Time Capsule.