The Weslaco Museum
Living History Speaker Series 2017
The Weslaco Museum is launching a new program this summer with the help of many local living historians and "experimental archaeologists." These programs will offer some wonderful opportunities to get a firsthand look of what people used, how the items were made, what they were used for, and how they impacted our history.
I have attached the list of programs and dates. Please help me build interest in this program for the summer by forwarding or passing around this information. This would be a great program to promote to students as it will inevitably be very hands on and help bring history alive in some respects.
Please contact the museum via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone ( 956-968-9142) if you have any questions.
Rob Ramaker The Conquistadores: History and Equipment June 10 10am
Jenny Saxton Using the Workwoman's Guide to enhance your impression June 17 10-1pm
Participants will also have the opportunity to construct their own Woman's Day cap. Some materials to Bring:
a half yard of washed, dried and ironed sheer fabric for the day cap and scissors.
Wade Marcum The Presidiales: Their Equipment, Saddles, and Horses June 24 10am
Sergio Gonzalez Escandon, Spanish settlement, and Nuevo Santander July 8 10am
Don Drefke 1840’s Indian Trader and Native Clothing July 15 2pm
Ken Rose Material Culture of the US in WWII July 22 10am
Ruben Cordova The History, Clothing, and Accoutrements of an Apache Scout August 5 10am
June 3rd: Brides Through the Ages
Come to the Weslaco Museum on June 3rd to attend a fund-raiser luncheon to celebrate the brides that have been married here in our town over the past 98 years. The exhibit for the month of June will be bridal gowns and photos from the 1920's through the present day.
Tickets are $20 and are available at the museum.
The catered lunch will include: