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Sunday Speaker Series: The Legendary Henry Clay Davis in Early Texas

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Michael “Mike” Davis is the great, great grandson of Henry Clay Davis, and he created a booklet with the goal of telling his ancestors’ story to his family, and other history enthusiasts. Using Dick D. Heller Jr.’s manuscript, “The Story of Henry Clay Davis,” Mike Davis will discuss the life of the former Texas ranger, frontier fighter, enterprising merchant, state senator, brigadier general and founder of Davis Landing, a docking station for steamboats on the Rio Grande. In addition to the landing, Henry Clay Davis established barracks called Camp Ringgold, later named Fort Ringgold, in 1848. Henry Clay Davis is buried at the Rio Grande City Downtown Historic Cemetery.

Mike Davis, a Mission resident, graduated from Texas Women’s University-Denton/Houston in 1980, and is now a retired Licensed Physical Therapist.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present their FRIENDship card at the Admissions Desk.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.


February 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm