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1:00 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month: “Farm to Market” Exhibit

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct.15), the Collections Department will be presenting a spotlight exhibit featuring artifacts and images from the museum’s collection that tell a part of the greater story of “Farm to Market.” Agriculture has long offered economic opportunity, especially in the Rio Grande Valley. This exhibit will highlight the pioneer […]

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Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

September 29, 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: Health, Motherhood, and Infancy in Colonial Rio Grande Valley

September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Sunday Speaker Series presentation examines health in the Rio Grande Valley during the Spanish colonial period from 1749 to 1821. Jamie Starling’s presentation focuses on conditions faced by new mothers and infants, two groups who were especially vulnerable to disease during this time. Starling also covers what colonial records reveal about understandings of medicine, […]

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