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Winter Texan Wednesday: Bandits by the Border

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From 1910 to 1921, the Mexican Revolution proved to be a period of explosive revolutionary violence across Mexico, even impacting the Rio Grande Valley. Gabriel Ozuna will present on this history during the Winter Texan Wednesday program, “Bandits by the Border: The Rio Grande Valley during the Mexican Revolution.”

The presentation will provide context on the social tension created by Los Sediciosos, a small band of revolutionaries sponsored by the Mexican government. The group tried to spark a race war and provoked retaliatory violence between Anglo- and Mexican-Americans in the Rio Grande Valley.

Ozuna, a graduate of Yale University, wrote a thesis on the Mexican Revolution’s cultural and social impacts on the Rio Grande Valley. Since returning to the Valley in 2018, he has been an active member of the local history scene. He hopes to continue pursuing opportunities in history, education and heritage tourism in the Rio Grande Valley.

Winter Texan Wednesday is included in the fee for regular museum admission. No reservations are required. Resort/park groups are welcome to enjoy this program. For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911 or visit mosthistory.org/events.


March 4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm