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1:00 pm

Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This temporary exhibit, which was designed by Senior Historian Tom Fort and Associate Education Officer Joseph Fox, features side-by-side comparisons between historic photos of early buildings in Edinburg and recent photos showing what these sites are today. These photos include: the Lipscomb building (once a dry goods store on today‚Äôs Cano Street), school buildings such […]

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2:00 pm

Sunday Speaker Series – The Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) Conference of December of 1969: The Struggle for Chicana/o Self-Determination in South Texas

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 1969, conferences organized by Mexican Americans throughout the southwest provided settings for new expressions of ethnic nationalism and laid down plans for Chicana/o Studies in colleges and universities. While these conferences received scholarly attention among historians, the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) conference held in December of 1969 at La Lomita Monastery in Mission, […]

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