​​​The Weslaco Museum

Upcoming Events

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 (director@weslacomuseum.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



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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.  


June 3rd 

11:30am-1:30pm

Tickets are $20 and are available at the museum.

The catered lunch will include:

Beverage

Salad

Entree

Dessert

Coffee