The Weslaco Museum

The Weslaco Museum

The Weslaco Museum proudly showcases artists whose works reflect the culture and spirit of our community.  Emerging or established, solo or collaborative, scholastic or self-initiated, the Artists’ Gallery features a new exhibit each month that conveys a sense of home.  Selfies with Frida, Tinaco by moonlight, portraits of conjunto musicians who brought their sounds from the fields to the radio – the Weslaco Museum celebrates the people and places and experiences that help to shape our community.

The Weslaco Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and archives, many of which are on regular display.  However, we have such a large collection that we cannot possibly exhibit all of our items at once.  Artifacts - objects - are kept in our storage room, cataloged into several groups: kitchen & housewares; cameras; clothing, hats & shoes; military & civic duty; geology; as well as several others.  Archives - papers and documents - are kept in our records room.  Artifacts and archives are made available for research to those individuals who submit a formal request.

​For details regarding our Artists' Gallery, Historical Exhibits, and Research, please contact the Museum at (956) 968-9142 or at

The historical side of the Weslaco Museum holds a number of permanent exhibits that cover our history from the prehistoric age of the dinosaurs through the 20th century, including:

  • Geology & Fossils
  • Indigenous Americans and the Spanish Colonization
  • ​Immigration and Revolution
  • Agriculture and Economy
  • Education and Segregation
  • The Weslaco Style Show – with costumes made entirely from local fruits & vegetables
  • Military

Conservation & Research

Historical Exhibits

Artists' Gallery