Mission Historical Museum

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Mission Historical Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization devoted to the collection and preservation of the history of Mission, Texas and the surrounding areas. MHM strives to engage and inform our visitors about local history through innovative exhibits and programs.

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05/07/2019
Photo Gallery: Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Leo Pena Placita Park - The Monitor

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Local NewsPhoto Gallery: Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Leo Pena Placita Park Joel Martinez - May 5, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt 1 of 8 Performs from City of Mission Parks and Recreation wait to perform during the Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Leo Pena Placita Park on Sunday, May....

Shout out to the commUNITY!! 🥳What a great turnout this weekend at our annual Tardeada Zapateada! Thank you to everyo...
05/06/2019

Shout out to the commUNITY!! 🥳

What a great turnout this weekend at our annual Tardeada Zapateada! Thank you to everyone who participated, the vendors, the performers and the community.
We were very excited for this event & we're glad that hundreds made it out and enjoyed it with us! Thank you. 🙏🏻

Don't forget to come by later this week and check out the museum. It is free to the public and full of historic facts about Mission, Tx!👍🏼

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HAPPENING TODAY!!
05/05/2019

HAPPENING TODAY!!

We ❤ our local musicians! Come check them out.
05/05/2019

We ❤ our local musicians! Come check them out.

Happy Sunday All!!

Last Saturday we had the honor of showcasing some of our students at the Relay for Life Event. Crescendo Crew rocked it as always!! Check out the pics!

Also, today we will feature some of our very talented students at the Tardeada Zapateada! Check out their flyer! See you there!!

05/03/2019
Mission Historical Museum

ASK US HOW YOU CAN GRAB YOURSELF A FREE SHIRT!

FREE SHIRTS & PINS

Visit us at our event this weekend for your chance to win one of several door prizes!

Tardeada Zapateada celebrates Cinco de Mayo! For more information on the event be sure to check out the event on our page.

05/01/2019

FREE SHIRTS & PINS

Visit us at our event this weekend for your chance to win one of several door prizes!

Tardeada Zapateada celebrates Cinco de Mayo! For more information on the event be sure to check out the event on our page.

Mission Arts Festival
04/26/2019

Mission Arts Festival

Everybody! We have a wonderful challenge. This bingo card will be available at each of the locations. If you are able to fill 16 of these spots up with a stamp, or hole punch from each location, & sign your name on the back, your name will be put in a box for a chance to win several prizes donated from each of the participants! Adela Ortega will do the drawing at 5x5 Brewey @ 9 pm on April 27th. Wow!!! We have 17 amazing participants in this festival. Good luck guys.

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Here is a link to one of our vendors merchandise site, who will be at our CINCO DE MAYO celebration, Tardeada Zapateada!...
04/25/2019
Flavor AND Tradition! by ArteChilango

Here is a link to one of our vendors merchandise site, who will be at our CINCO DE MAYO celebration, Tardeada Zapateada!

Come by and shop!

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Mission Historical Museum
04/25/2019

Mission Historical Museum

As part of the first annual Mission Arts Festival, the Mission Historical Museum will open our historic doors to the various exhibits on display and will also be hosting an art workshop by Dr Jing Zhang and displaying art work by Mission native, Alma Casso.

This will be taking place in our main building on Satuday, April 27th, from 10am - 2pm. For more information on the Mission Arts Festival, find their page on facebook!

Dr Jing Zhang earned her PhD in Creative Media and MFA in Media Design and Technology from City University of Hong Kong. She became an Adobe China Certificated Designer and Macromedia Qualified Web Designer in 2001. Dr Zhang completed her Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute courses in 2017, and received her professional training in Peer Helping & Counseling Skills in 2009. She now teaches courses at UTRGV on healing graphics, expressive art practice, animation, computer-aided art design, and digital multimedia production.

Alma Casso provides an artistic and intellectual art style for students of all ages, thru her art classes at Let’s Paint! studio. Let’s Paint! Studio teaches its students to protect the environment by using environmentally-sound painting methods. She was recently awarded a grant from the McAllen Arts Council. The Grant will help her achieve her dream of creating a traveling exhibition of several iconic or magical, as she calls it, places in McAllen.

Mission Historical Museum
04/18/2019

Mission Historical Museum

In honor of Earth Day this month, the Mission Historical Museum will be hosting our FINAL lecture on Whooping Cranes (a 5ft bird!) and their near extinction.

Join us as Mr. Wayne Williams presents "A Brief History on Whooping Cranes" on Saturday, April 20th, at 11:00 am at the Mission Historical Museum. Admission is FREE to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Wayne Williams, the TexNEP program director lectures an interesting presentation on the history of Whooping Cranes in North America, and the causes of near extinction and the tireless conservation efforts of many to see a restoration to current numbers and ongoing management. Video and recent images of Whooping Cranes from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will all be a part of the evening.

Williams, a member of TexNEP for a number of years, photographs birds and wildlife of all kinds in Texas, the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. His images have been published in numerous Facebook birding and wildlife groups, been featured in local exhibitions and publications and recognized favorably in national contests.

Please make plans to join us at the Mission Historical and invite your friends along for this informative program! For more information about the event contact the Mission Historical Museum at (956) 580- 8646.

Mission Historical Museum's cover photo
04/17/2019

Mission Historical Museum's cover photo

As part of the first annual Mission Arts Festival, the Mission Historical Museum will open our historic doors to the var...
04/17/2019

As part of the first annual Mission Arts Festival, the Mission Historical Museum will open our historic doors to the various exhibits on display and will also be hosting an art workshop by Dr Jing Zhang and displaying art work by Mission native, Alma Casso.

This will be taking place in our main building on Satuday, April 27th, from 10am - 2pm. For more information on the Mission Arts Festival, find their page on facebook!

Dr Jing Zhang earned her PhD in Creative Media and MFA in Media Design and Technology from City University of Hong Kong. She became an Adobe China Certificated Designer and Macromedia Qualified Web Designer in 2001. Dr Zhang completed her Expressive Art Therapy Summer Institute courses in 2017, and received her professional training in Peer Helping & Counseling Skills in 2009. She now teaches courses at UTRGV on healing graphics, expressive art practice, animation, computer-aided art design, and digital multimedia production.

Alma Casso provides an artistic and intellectual art style for students of all ages, thru her art classes at Let’s Paint! studio. Let’s Paint! Studio teaches its students to protect the environment by using environmentally-sound painting methods. She was recently awarded a grant from the McAllen Arts Council. The Grant will help her achieve her dream of creating a traveling exhibition of several iconic or magical, as she calls it, places in McAllen.

04/16/2019
City of Mission, TX - Government
04/16/2019

City of Mission, TX - Government

Sign up to clean up! We're still looking for teams to register for our city-wide Trash Bash! More than 300 volunteers have already registered!
More info: call 585-3606 or email [email protected] / [email protected]
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Make plans to attend our last lecture, part of this years Lecture Series!
04/16/2019

Make plans to attend our last lecture, part of this years Lecture Series!

In honor of Earth Day this month, the Mission Historical Museum will be hosting our FINAL lecture on Whooping Cranes (a 5ft bird!) and their near extinction.

Join us as Mr. Wayne Williams presents "A Brief History on Whooping Cranes" on Saturday, April 20th, at 11:00 am at the Mission Historical Museum. Admission is FREE to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Wayne Williams, the TexNEP program director lectures an interesting presentation on the history of Whooping Cranes in North America, and the causes of near extinction and the tireless conservation efforts of many to see a restoration to current numbers and ongoing management. Video and recent images of Whooping Cranes from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will all be a part of the evening.

Williams, a member of TexNEP for a number of years, photographs birds and wildlife of all kinds in Texas, the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. His images have been published in numerous Facebook birding and wildlife groups, been featured in local exhibitions and publications and recognized favorably in national contests.

Please make plans to join us at the Mission Historical and invite your friends along for this informative program! For more information about the event contact the Mission Historical Museum at (956) 580- 8646.

In honor of Earth Day this month, the Mission Historical Museum will be hosting our FINAL lecture on Whooping Cranes (a ...
04/12/2019

In honor of Earth Day this month, the Mission Historical Museum will be hosting our FINAL lecture on Whooping Cranes (a 5ft bird!) and their near extinction.

Join us as Mr. Wayne Williams presents "A Brief History on Whooping Cranes" on Saturday, April 20th, at 11:00 am at the Mission Historical Museum. Admission is FREE to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Wayne Williams, the TexNEP program director lectures an interesting presentation on the history of Whooping Cranes in North America, and the causes of near extinction and the tireless conservation efforts of many to see a restoration to current numbers and ongoing management. Video and recent images of Whooping Cranes from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will all be a part of the evening.

Williams, a member of TexNEP for a number of years, photographs birds and wildlife of all kinds in Texas, the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. His images have been published in numerous Facebook birding and wildlife groups, been featured in local exhibitions and publications and recognized favorably in national contests.

Please make plans to join us at the Mission Historical and invite your friends along for this informative program! For more information about the event contact the Mission Historical Museum at (956) 580- 8646.

Good morning Facebook! Here is a flyer with our upcoming events. We will be posting more info on each event as we near t...
03/26/2019

Good morning Facebook!

Here is a flyer with our upcoming events. We will be posting more info on each event as we near the dates. Be sure to come back to our page for updates!

Take advantage of the beautiful weather today and stop by your local Museum. Learn some interesting facts about your hom...
03/21/2019

Take advantage of the beautiful weather today and stop by your local Museum. Learn some interesting facts about your hometown and take a stroll through our garden!

P.S. Our garden is perfect for picture moments!

The Monarchs are known for their mass migration through the valley creating picture perfect moments like these. What a great day to stroll our small garden!

Come visit us Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5pm and Sat. 10am - 2pm and experience the beauty!

Join us this weekend!
03/07/2019

Join us this weekend!

UTRGV School of Art will be hosting FREE Expressive Art Workshops at the Mission Historical Museum on Saturday, March 9th from 11-11:50 am and 12-12:50 pm for ages 5 and up. To sign up or for more information please contact Amanda at 956-6099086

Here’s a smile to brighten your day. This is actually a paper fastener, found on some documents dating from 1915. In a...
03/04/2019

Here’s a smile to brighten your day. This is actually a paper fastener, found on some documents dating from 1915. In archives, we usually remove metal fasteners because they can rust and damage fragile documents. This fastener is a piece of folded metal. The “eyes” are located opposite two metal points on the other side, which hold the pages together when squeezed shut. The “smile” appears to have no other purpose than to give the little thing a pleasant expression. The photo with the pencil shows how small it really is.

UTRGV School of Art will be hosting FREE Expressive Art Workshops at the Mission Historical Museum on Saturday, March 9t...
02/28/2019

UTRGV School of Art will be hosting FREE Expressive Art Workshops at the Mission Historical Museum on Saturday, March 9th from 11-11:50 am and 12-12:50 pm for ages 5 and up. To sign up or for more information please contact Amanda at 956-6099086

CONGRATS to Jerry Putz for being the winner of our 2019 Bingo Raffle at our Artesano Market Days! He won a basket from o...
02/19/2019

CONGRATS to Jerry Putz for being the winner of our 2019 Bingo Raffle at our Artesano Market Days!

He won a basket from our Mission Memories gift shop. We hope you enjoy all the treasures!

02/16/2019

STOP BY THE MISSION EVENT CENTER AND CHECK OUT THE EVENTS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

We asked you to come in and vote for your favorite quilt and you did! The time has come to announce our winner of the Vi...
02/12/2019

We asked you to come in and vote for your favorite quilt and you did! The time has come to announce our winner of the Viewers Choice Award...

CONGRATULATIONS to Jean Clide! Not only did her quilt, The Homestead, win Viewers Choice but also placed 1st in her category and took home Best of Show! Can you spot Gracie Dog?

"I started quilting about six years ago with baby quilts and wall hangings. The center tile patterns are for a small wall hanging. Believe me, we already have plenty of them, so I enlarged them, added the words, and designed the background until it grew big enough for the bed. Look closely and see Gracie Dog welcoming us. She's twelve now, and really showing her age. but then again, aren't we all?" - Jean Clide

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed, we hope to see you next year!

Our new traveling exhibit: Toys Reflecting Society has been set up at Speer Memorial Library! This exhibit briefly analy...
02/05/2019

Our new traveling exhibit: Toys Reflecting Society has been set up at Speer Memorial Library!

This exhibit briefly analyzes the influence a society can have on a toy. For example: Toy Guns, they’ve been made for children as toys and as training tools (hunting) for more than 150 years. Early toy guns were finely crafted. Realism was the goal. Eventually, in the 1980s the safety and influence of toy guns was questioned. Laws were passed in which manufacturers were required to modify their designs so that they appeared less realistic. Toy guns were required an orange cap/plug at the tip of the barrel, and be colored an entirely bright color.

Be sure to stop by and learn some more interesting facts on classic childhood toys!

Mission Historical Museum's cover photo
02/01/2019

Mission Historical Museum's cover photo

REMINDER: our 13th annual Quilt Show exhibit is now open. Stop by the Mission Historical Museum and vote for your favori...
01/15/2019

REMINDER: our 13th annual Quilt Show exhibit is now open. Stop by the Mission Historical Museum and vote for your favorite quilt! Awards will be presented this Friday during our Turning of the Quilts program.
For more information contact the Mission Historical Museum.

City of Mission, TX - Government
01/15/2019

City of Mission, TX - Government

Our Mission Historical Museum held its latest Lecture Series - “Agriculture in the RGV” featuring Brad Cowan - County Extension Agent, Agriculture. We thank MHM for offering our Community educational history that provides perspective and creates better informed citizens!

Mission Historical TourThe Mission Historical Museum will be hosting a historical tour of our beloved city on Wednesday,...
12/10/2018

Mission Historical Tour
The Mission Historical Museum will be hosting a historical tour of our beloved city on Wednesday, December 12 from 8:30 am - 12 pm. Learn about some of Mission’s landmarks and historically significant buildings such as The Border Theater, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and La Lomita. Meet local historian and the Tom Landry mural artist, Manuel Hinojosa. The tour fee is $10 and includes breakfast and a Mission tee-shirt. To sign up for this tour please call the museum office at 956-580-8646. Space is limited.

Mission Historical Museum
12/08/2018

Mission Historical Museum

It's that time of the year! The Mission Historical Museum will be accepting entries beginning Nov. 27, 2018 for its Thirteenth Annual Quilt Show. Entries will be accepted in three categories: Hand-quilted bed quilts; Machine-quilted bed quilts; and Wall hangings. The show is open to all quilters, both Winter Texans and year-round residents.

Quilts and wall hangings exhibit must be ready to hang with a sleeve for display purposes.
Entries are accepted on a first-in/first accepted basis. Because of limited space, the museum reserves the right to close entries before the deadline. This will allow for the best possible presentation for all entries. To allow for the broadest representation, participants may submit only one item per person. Any quilt entered in this show within the past five years is not eligible for entry this year. The quilts will be judged by a panel of independent judges, with ribbons awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category. Best-of-show and viewers’ choice ribbons will also be awarded.

Quilts may be entered by submitting an entry form, which is available at the Museum.
Entry forms will be accepted at the Museum from Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 through Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019, during the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The Museum will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan 1. Quilts may be pre-registered, and the quilts themselves may be delivered on any date during this time, through the Jan. 2 deadline. If you would like to enter your quilt, you are urged to register early, because space is limited.

Address

900 Doherty Ave
Mission, TX
78572

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(956) 580-8646

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