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1:00 pm

Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

July 28 @ 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’s Cano Street), churches like the […]

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2:00 pm

Sunday Speaker Series: The 1950s and the Birth of the Modern Tejano Music Scene

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Icons of the electric genres of rhythm and blues and honky-tonk have been well documented by Texas historians, while the electrification of Musica Tejana remains mostly uncharted. “The importance of electrical amplification in Tejano music reaches beyond sound, as its effect reverberates in a dynamic social and cultural intersection of music, dance and youth in […]

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