Sunday Speaker Series Online

The Sunday Speaker Series is currently online. Presentations are scheduled Sunday at 2 p.m. and aired on Facebook Live. Recordings are available on the museum’s Facebook page and this portal. Please enjoy!

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Saving History — Preserving Community Archives (April 25, 2021)

Panelists: Eduardo Martinez, Gabriel Sanchez & Manuel Hinojosa

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Fiesta de Oro – Highlights of a 50 Year History (April 18, 2021)

Panelists: Fran Alger & Shan Rankin

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Entorno, arqueología y el primer poblamiento del bajo Río Grande o Bravo (March 28, 2021)

Presenter: Martin Salinas

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Bearing Witness (March 21, 2021)

Panelists: Exhibits Coordinator Melissa Peña & CEO Francisco Guajardo

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Conjunto and Texas Folklife’s Big Squeeze in the Rio Grande Valley (March 14, 2021)

Panelists: Evaliza Fuentes, Juan Longoria and Sarah Rucker

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Callandret, The Man, The School, The Times (February 28, 2021)

Panelists: Sandra Tumberlinson & Lonnie Davis

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Pharr – A Concise History (February 28, 2021)

Presenter: Romeo Rosales Jr.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: The Story of Falfurrias Butter and the Lasater Family (February 14, 2021)

Panelists: Peggy Lasater Clark & MOSTHistory archivist Kelly Francis-Love

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Little Brother Gets His Due: High School Basketball in the Valley, 1914-2014 (February 7, 2021)

Presenter: Greg Selber, Ph.D.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Behind the Scenes – 1910 Jail (January 24, 2021)

Presenters: MOSTHistory archivist Kelly Francis-Love, Beth Remsburg & Pony Allen

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Killer Bees! The Panic over Africanized Honeybees in the Rio Grande Valley (January 10, 2021)

Presenter: Jamie Starling, Ph. D.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Building Bridges: The Story of How ‘Rabbi’ Sam Perl United Brownsville and Matamoros (December 20, 2020)

Presenter: Dr. Allison Schottenstein

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Nochebuena – Lard, Spice and Everything Nice (December 13, 2020)

Presenters: Melissa Guerra and Adán Medrano

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Lower Rio Grande Valley Historic Architecture on Still Film (December 6, 2020)

Presenter: Pino Shah

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Ranching Recuerdos (November 22, 2020)

Panelists: Lilia Garcia, Melissa Guerra and Jesus Muñoz

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Reflections on the 1963 NAIA National Championship (November 8, 2020)

Panelists: Marty Urand, Paul Friddle, Joe Karam, Jim Harter, Gorden Foetster, Jim McGurk, Jim Board, Walter Yates Jr., Vinnie Marino

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Digital Altar Exhibit Reception (November 1, 2020)

Panelists: Stephanie Salinas and Dalia Salinas

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Reflecting on Día de los Muertos – Life, Healing and Family (October 25, 2020)

Presenter: Servando Hinojosa

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Half a Century on the Court – A Conversation with Basketball Coaching Legend Robert Capello (October 18, 2020)

Presenter: Robert Capello

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Taking South Texas Art to the World – Perspectives from Valley Artists (October 4, 2020)

Panelists: Valente Rodriguez, Andrea Guajardo and David Rice

Sunday Speaker Series Online: The Escuelitas of South Texas: An Educational History (September 27, 2020)

Presenter: Philis M. Barragán Goetz

Sunday Speaker Series Online: The Story of the 1970 San Juan Plane Crash (September 13, 2020)

Presenter: Joseph Fox

Sunday Speaker Series Online: The Phantom Zone and Other Stories – An Author’s Talk (August 23, 2020)

Presenter: José Alaniz

Sunday Speaker Series Online: A History of the Valley’s LGBTQ+ Community (August 9, 2020)

Presenter: Gabriel Sanchez

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Incarcerating Mexican Immigrants in South Texas, 1929-1930 (August 2, 2020)

Presenter: Cristina Salinas

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Adela Sloss-Vento of San Juan and Edinburg: Major Tejana Civil Rights Activist and Feminist, 1927-1990 (July 12, 2020)

Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Orozco

Check out the PowerPoint presentation here.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: History of The Bryan House (June 28, 2020)

Presenter: Ariel P. King

Visit The Bryan House website here.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: 1910 and the Making of a Border Hero: Jacinto Treviño (June 14, 2020)

Presenter: Daniel García Ordaz

Read Daniel García Ordaz’s article “Will the Real Jacinto Treviño Please Stand Up?” here.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Contextualizing George Floyd – A South Texas Perspective (June 7, 2020)

Panelists: Dr. Beverly Ashley-Fridie; Dr. Alberto Rodriguez; Roseann Bacha-Garza

Click here for resources on African American and Mexican American history.

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Ranch Life in Hidalgo Country After 1850 (May 31, 2020)

Presenter: Robert Ramírez

Sunday Speaker Series Online: Bandits by the Border – The Mexican Revolution in the Rio Grande Valley (May 17, 2020)

Presenter: Gabriel Ozuna