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Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

January 22 - January 26

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’s Cano Street), school buildings such […]

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3:00 pm

Winter Texan Wednesday: Smuggling in the Borderlands 1848-1881

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In an age of shifting boundaries across South Texas and northeastern Mexico, many people who were caught between the resulting conflicts and battles flaunted international laws by smuggling goods across the Rio Grande. George Díaz is the author of “Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling Across the Rio Grande,” and he will present a program […]

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