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Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit

February 18 @ 10:00 am - February 22 @ 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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Winter Texan Wednesday: Bell of the Bessie

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who would want a 400-pound bell? In the early 1900s, the famous bell, once used on the steamboat Bessie, was caught in a feud between two Catholic parishes. Learn more about the history and timeline of the bell during “Bell of the Bessie,” a Winter Texan Wednesday presentation, featuring Father Greg Labus. It is hard […]

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