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Sunday Speaker Series (en Español): The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition 1812-1841
August 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Note: This presentation will be in Spanish.
Returning for another special Sunday Speaker Series presentation is Jesus Correa, a local historian from Starr County.
Early in August 1812, Bernando Gutiérrez de Lara, a representative from the San Antonio area seeking to free Mexico from Spain’s control, and Lt. August Magee, who was stationed in Fort Jessup in Louisiana, led an expedition into Texas. This expedition included easy captures of towns such as Nacogdoches but, also, unforeseen defeats and executions. Learn more about this expedition that also included the Battle of Medina in 1813.
Correa’s works have been previously published in the “History of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas” (2002), “A History of Christopher Columbus” (2005) and “The History of Roma, Texas” (2009). Currently, copies of his book, “The Stories of Starr County,” are available for purchase at The Museum Store.
Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.
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.