Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens will manage the Edward Steves Homestead in King William Historic District

 

Starting Oct. 15, Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens will manage the Edward Steves Homestead in King William Historic District.

The San Antonio Conservation Society is turning over museum operations of the historic house to nonprofit museum Villa Finale. The Conservation Society will continue to own, operate, and maintain the grounds of the homestead.

“It’s the culmination of an agreement we’ve been working on all year, so we’re very excited,” said Vincent Michael, executive director of the San Antonio Conservation Society, noting the proximity of the two properties.

Putting the operations of Villa Finale and the Steves Homestead under one umbrella was a natural fit, according to Michael Guarino, chairman of the Villa Finale board of directors.

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Guarino said the two house museums have collaborated before, but this new partnership shows how preservation in San Antonio continues to evolve and innovate.