Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum

Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum A museum and art gallery in downtown Donna, TX.

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Donna Hooks Fletcher: Life and Writings: Río Grande Valley Historical Series

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Pioneer. Divorcée. Entrepreneur. Rancher. Postmaster. Visionary. Spiritual guide. Recluse. Donna Hooks Fletcher blazed trails for women in deep South Texas in the first few decades of the 20th century, and her life left an indelible mark on the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. Now, for the fi...

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01/27/2016

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01/26/2016

Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum

Help support the Museum, buy some donuts! Check out our flyer for information.
10/26/2015

Help support the Museum, buy some donuts! Check out our flyer for information.

10/01/2015

We will be hosting "Costumes of the Americas" event this October. Call the museum for ticket and location info.

02/11/2013
Donna leaders plan Chisholm Trail Fest

Be sure to come out on February 23 for the festivities!

A historical marker in Donna proudly declares the city as part of the Chisholm Trail, but historians have disputed whether the city truly was on the route, which primarily stretches from San Antonio north, with legs to Laredo and Brownsville.

Support Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum and the preservation of the history of the mid-Valley.
01/15/2012

Support Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum and the preservation of the history of the mid-Valley.

Don't miss our Night of Poetry, Friday, June 24, from 7 to 9 pm!
06/24/2011

Don't miss our Night of Poetry, Friday, June 24, from 7 to 9 pm!

05/23/2011

MAY EXHIBIT PRESS RELEASE

The Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum will be hosting its monthly artist reception at the town’s Historical Donna...
05/23/2011

The Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum will be hosting its monthly artist reception at the town’s Historical Donna News Building, 129 S. 8th Street, on May 27, from 5 to 7 pm. Along with the artists of the month—Fausto González, Susanna González and Simón Silva—author David Bowles will be on hand to sell, sign and read from his book The Seed.

The Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum will be hosting its monthly artist reception at the town’s Historical Donna...
04/21/2011

The Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum will be hosting its monthly artist reception at the town’s Historical Donna News Building, 129 S. 8th Street, on April 29, from 5 to 7 pm.

April’s “Evening of Art” is the third in an ongoing series of celebrations of exhibits hosted by the museum. Admission is free, and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

This month’s reception honors the work of Corina Carmona, Gerardo Gorena and Gerardo Reyna, three local artists whose work is on display at the museum throughout the month of April.

Corina Carmona is an artist and art teacher inspiring creative, independent thought at W. A. Todd 9th-grade Campus in Donna. She earned her degrees in art at South Texas College and UTPA. The subject of her artwork swings like a pendulum from realism to the abstract. She strives for artistic freedom in abstract imagery.

A native of Donna, Gerardo Gorena received his BFA in Art and Graphic Design from UTPA in 2003. A contributor to the book The Digital Designer: 101 Graphic Design Projects for Print, the Web, Multimedia and Motion Graphics, Gorena has been involved in multiple commercial design projects in addition to his own paintings. He is presently an art teacher at Donna High School.

Gerardo Reyna is local artist, born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. His style of art is heavily influenced by impressionistic artists as he developed his own style by combining Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and George Seurat into his landscape paintings. The use of heavy brush strokes and vibrant colors is predominate throughout his landscapes. They are layered in heavy impasto and create a thick texture. Gerardo was influenced by the foot hills of the Sierra Madre as he would travel into Mexico to visit the family ranch. The paintings on display this month depict scenes of Paras, Nuevo Leon, as he remembered it as a young man. Mr. Reyna presently teaches art at Donna High School.

In addition to the three exhibit artists, poet Christopher Carmona will be on hand to sign copies of his new collection, Beat. Also present at the reception will be Dr. Charles Taylor, English Professor at Texas A&M and author of Saving Sebastian. The covers of both Taylor and Carmona’s books feature artwork by Corina Carmona.

For further information, contact Dalia Jiménez or Elvira Tovar at 956-464-9989 or [email protected]. The exhibit is open to the public during normal museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm each day.

Timeline Photos
03/14/2011

Timeline Photos

Pictures from the reception.
02/20/2011

Pictures from the reception.

February Artist Reception
02/20/2011

February Artist Reception

02/19/2011

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Address

129 S 8th St
Donna, TX
78537

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00

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(956) 464-9989

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