Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness was conducted by Museum CEO Francisco Guajardo, Ph. D., and Exhibits Coordinator Melissa Peña. While the museum’s Bearing Witness initiative has come to an end, unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has not. Lives are still being lost and we recognize...

Mark Peña

This is Mark Peña having a margarita in Edinburg, Texas, in fall of 2019. He was born Oct. 23, 1962. His hometown was Edinburg, Texas. He died in Edinburg, Texas on March 29, 2020. Love of my life and amazing partner – amazing father to our children and truly...

Catarina Ozuna

This is Catarina Ozuna. She was born in Edinburg, Texas, on April 21, 1948. She died on Aug. 4, 2020. I am responsible and respectful lady because of my grandmother. Delkis Esquivel FAVORITE HOBBIES & INTERESTS FAVORITE FOODS FAVORITE...

Minerva Barrera

This is Minerva Barrera. She was born on Feb. 4, 1934. Her hometown was Mission, Texas. She died on March 17, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. Ways my mother impacted my life: As a wife, she taught me to prioritize my marriage, in good times and bad times. As a PE teacher,...

Lydia Galvan

This is Lydia Galvan. She was born on Sept. 11, 1948, in San Juan, Texas. Her hometown was San Juan, Texas. She died in McAllen, Texas, on March 13, 2002. She was a beautiful and kind mother and wife. She instilled in us a love of Halloween and would read us Georgie...