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1:00 pm

Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

September 15, 2019 @ 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: History of the Alton Bus Crash

September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A September morning in 1989 changed the city of Alton’s history forever. At 7:34 a.m., a Dr. Pepper truck collided with Mission School Bus no. 6. After the bus and its occupants plunged into a water-filled caliche pit, 21 students lost their lives. Thirty years later, a new book reveals the impact of the Alton […]

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