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Sunday Speaker Series Online: Callandret, The Man, The School, The Times

February 28 @ 4:00 pm

The Museum of South Texas History will host the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Callandret, The Man, The School, The Times,” featuring Sandra Tumberlinson and Lonnie Davis on Facebook Live.

This presentation is part of the Virtual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day programming, which is highlighting regional pioneers in education, industry and city founding.

Tumberlinson and Davis from the Callandret Black History Museum in San Benito will discuss the history and importance of the Callandret Schoolhouse, a school established in 1952. It was built on land donated by the Callandret family.

Tumberlinson is a founding member of the San Benito Historical Society and the standing Treasurer. She is also a founding member of the Museum of San Benito. She has dedicated her life to the preservation of local history and is on the Board of Directors at Callandret Black History Museum.

Davis is a member of the Village in the Valley Black History and Celebrations Committee and a Board Member of the Callandret Black History Museum of San Benito. His involvement in the Rio Grande Valley community extends from volunteer work with the Westside Center to presentation of Black History to local schoolchildren. Davis was one of the first Black students to graduate from Harlingen High School in 1961.

The presentation will broadcast at facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Viewers are encouraged to interact with panelists by posting comments and questions on the live feed. The presentation will also be recorded and posted for public access on the museum’s website at mosthistory.org.

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


February 28
4:00 pm