- This event has passed.
Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit
February 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 15, 2019 @ 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), school buildings such as the 1915 Edinburg High School (now on Edinburg CISD’s main administration campus), churches like the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (on 16th Avenue and Kuhn Street), First Baptist Church (formerly on Samano Street and East Champion) and many more. The crown jewel of the exhibit is a 1925 panoramic photo taken from the top of the Cook-Everett building, which perfectly captured the town of Edinburg and the surrounding countryside. This picture was recreated for the exhibit using a camera attached to a drone, and it showcases changes that have occurred over 100 years of the All-America City’s existence. The exhibit will be presented in the Classroom gallery and ongoing until mid-2019.