Mission Historical Museum

Mission Historical Museum Mission Historical Museum 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.
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MHM strives to engage and inform our visitors about local history through innovative exhibits and programs.

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Which Historic Figure from Mission are you?? Take this personality quiz to find out! City of Mission, TX - Government
10/22/2020
Which Historic Figure From Mission Are You?

Which Historic Figure from Mission are you??
Take this personality quiz to find out!

City of Mission, TX - Government

There are a handful of Historic Figures in Mission. Some are known for their amazing track record as a head coach, some for their publication and others for their devotion and loyalty to the community. Which one are you most likely to be?

Hey everybody, this is Veronica! Veronica was a "cadet mascot" at Moore Field Air Base. She is featured on "A Picture Bo...
10/22/2020

Hey everybody, this is Veronica!

Veronica was a "cadet mascot" at Moore Field Air Base. She is featured on "A Picture Book of Moore Field" with her offspring. c1944.

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10/22/2020

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Our city has a rich history of military service! Help us thank our heroes. Please make some patriotic posters to decorate cars as our Veterans drive by and pick up their FREE BBQ plate on Nov. 7!
It's a great DIY project for the whole family. Drop off your posters at our Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave. #SaluteToHeroes #MissionProud 🇺🇸🇺🇸😍 Mission CISD Sharyland ISD

Help us say “THANK YOU” to our Veterans!  And show your support by making a Patriotic Poster to honor our RGV Military M...
10/21/2020

Help us say “THANK YOU” to our Veterans! And show your support by making a Patriotic Poster to honor our RGV Military Men and Women!

Posters will be collected through Nov. 5 2020 and may be dropped off at the Mission Historical Museum, Monday-Friday from 8-5 located at 900 Doherty Avenue, Mission, TX

We just completed altar #2!Our first altar, in memory of First Lady of Mission (1981-1985), Mrs. Isabel Ortegon, is disp...
10/20/2020

We just completed altar #2!

Our first altar, in memory of First Lady of Mission (1981-1985), Mrs. Isabel Ortegon, is displayed at City of Mission, TX , city hall.

Our second altar is set up at International Museum of Art & Science. IMAS will be featuring a set of altars that reflect Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) in Art & Science. Our altar is in memory of Jose Guadalupe Posada, a known Mexican Lithographic artist.

Stay tuned for special programming as we approach Dia de los Muertos (Nov. 1st - 2nd).

City of Mission, TX - Government
10/19/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

She is gone, but not forgotten. A memorial service will be held tomorrow to honor Mission Police Department’s K9 Roxy. She passed away unexpectedly Oct. 3 from a stomach ailment.
“It’s important to recognize her and honor her,” Chief Robert Dominguez said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her handler, Officer Adrian Guerra.”

10/19/2020
Post Office Mural by Mission Historical Museum

Scene Along the Rio Grande by Xavier Gonzalez is a valued part of the Postal Service's history. In 1982, the Mission Post Office began moving to a new facility and the mural was taken down. Unfortunately, it was damaged during removal and was subsequently rolled up and put in storage. There it remained until 2006, when a grant was obtained by the Mission Historical Museum to repair the damage and restore the painting to its original condition. It now hangs once again in the lobby of the building it was designed for – the old Mission Post Office, which since the early 2000’s has been part of the Mission Historical Museum complex.

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10/17/2020

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🇺🇸🇺🇸 Honoring those who served...
This year, the City of Mission is honoring local military heroes with a Veterans’ Appreciation BBQ Saturday, Nov. 7. The drive-thru event at Mission Event Center will feature a chicken plate with all the trimmings, while supplies last. #VeteransDay #MissionProud #MaskUpMission 🏅🎖

You’re more than a boss- you’re a mentor and a leader.  Thanks for everything you do!!Happy Boss’s Day Cyndi From all of...
10/16/2020

You’re more than a boss- you’re a mentor and a leader. Thanks for everything you do!!
Happy Boss’s Day Cyndi From all of us!!😊

How did you get to work this morning? Were you pulled by an ostrich by any chance?Pictured is John H. Shary, the Father ...
10/06/2020

How did you get to work this morning? Were you pulled by an ostrich by any chance?

Pictured is John H. Shary, the Father of the Texas Citrus Industry, on a cart pulled by an ostrich c 1920.

From the archives at UTRGV and shared on the Rio Grande Valley, Texas History

Mission Historical Museum
10/01/2020

Mission Historical Museum

Good Morning Mission😊
10/01/2020

Good Morning Mission😊

09/30/2020

Linda, May your retirement be filled with lots of joy and happiness. Your time is yours to enjoy! Happy Retirement!! From all of us!!

This morning we celebrated Ms.Linda’s valued dedication to MHM. Make sure to give her a call to the museum and wish her ...
09/28/2020

This morning we celebrated Ms.Linda’s valued dedication to MHM. Make sure to give her a call to the museum and wish her a Happy Retirement.

09/28/2020
Happy Retirement Linda

Ms.Linda devoted 12 years to MHM but has been servicing the community for more than 30 years. We're sad to see her leave but are happy for her now that she is starting a new chapter in her life. Thank you for your dedication and Happy Retirement Ms.Linda!

Photos from Mission Historical Museum's post
09/28/2020

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‼️ Hey Mission ‼️ You have TWO great census options today. Get counted & get a $100 gift certificate to locally owned re...
09/24/2020

‼️ Hey Mission ‼️ You have TWO great census options today.
Get counted & get a $100 gift certificate to locally owned restaurants. Drive by the CEED building and census takers will be on site to help you. Already did your census? Bring a buddy and you both get a gift card.
OR call us at 956-580-8726 and allow us to assist you in filling out your #2020Census survey and qualify for great 👍🏼 prizes including $10,000! For info: RGV2020.com. #EverySliceCounts

City of Mission, TX - Government
09/24/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

!!Hola Mission!! El dia de hoy el Censo te da dos excelentes opciones.

Participe en el Censo y obtenga un certificado de regalo por $100 dlls. en algún restaurante de su localidad. Diríjase al edificio del Centro de Estudios y Desarrollo Económico de Mission (CEED, 801 Bryan Rd.) y profesionales del Censo estarán ahi para ayudarle.
Ya se inscribió en el censo? Invite a un amigo y ambos recibirán una tarjeta de regalo.
O llamenos al 956-580-8726 y permitamos ayudarle a completar su encuesta #2020Census y participe en la rifa de grandes premios !Incluyendo! $ 10.000 dlls.!
Para obtener mas información entre a: RGV2020.com #EverySliceCounts

‼️ Hey Mission!!! Get ready!Get counted!!
09/23/2020

‼️ Hey Mission!!! Get ready!
Get counted!!

09/22/2020
City of Mission, TX - Government

City of Mission, TX - Government

The #2020Census is right around the corner and Mission Mayor Dr. Armando O'Cana is encouraging all residents to get counted. 10 minutes, 10 years worth of benefits. #MissionCounts #FaceToFace #EverySliceCounts

09/21/2020
City of Mission, TX - Government

City of Mission, TX - Government

31 years ago today, tragedy struck Mission. 21 young lives were lost, and our community was forever changed. Take a look back at this piece we put together for the 30-year anniversary, as we #RememberThe21. #OurMission #WeRemember

Everyone Counts!
09/19/2020

Everyone Counts!

The image below is a newspaper ad from the early 1900s and reads "School Opens". The ad encourages the public to prepare...
09/18/2020

The image below is a newspaper ad from the early 1900s and reads "School Opens". The ad encourages the public to prepare as they near the start of the school year. One of the most treasured moments for a child is shopping for school supplies and due to current events, we know that those moments have been altered for all students.

Districts across the RGV have temporarily closed in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish all students and educators the patience and success through virtual learning and look forward to the day that all educational organizations, including MHM, will re-open their doors.

City of Mission, TX - Government
09/18/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

🚨 Sandbag distribution is underway due to a tropical depression that is churning in the Gulf of Mexico that will soon develop into a hurricane. The rainmaker looks like it’s barreling near the Valley, so we need to be ready! Drop by our two locations if you need some. 🌧🌩

$100.00 gift cards to be given away!! Get counted! 2020 Census!
09/17/2020

$100.00 gift cards to be given away!! Get counted!
2020 Census!

‼️ Hey Mission!!! Get ready!
Get counted, and get a $100 gift certificate to locally owned restaurants. Drive by CWV Park TODAY. Census takers will be on site to help you fill out your questionnaire, and then get a $100 gift certificate while supplies last. Masks required and this is for Mission residents ONLY. #MissionCounts #ShopLocal #EverySliceCounts 🍔🥘🍲📱💻📝‼️

Beautiful dark clouds in the Mission area!!
09/17/2020

Beautiful dark clouds in the Mission area!!

09/11/2020
CBS 12 News

It's been 19 years since the tragic day in which so many lives were lost. Today we remember the precious lives of civilians, rescuers, the brave souls aboard those flights, and the men and women who joined the armed forces to fight back. Today we remember them and may we never forget. #Remember911

NEVER FORGET: This emotional video of the September 11th attacks including actual audio/video recordings reminds us of what we all experienced as a country. Do you remember where you were on 9/11?

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."  - Tom Landry Th...
09/11/2020

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve." - Tom Landry

Thomas Wade Landry “The man with the fedora hat” was born on this day in 1924. He was considered the ultimate coaching icon for The Dallas Cowboys between 1960-1988. He was a former football player as the quarterback for Mission High School which included being a runner, a punter, and a passer. While Landry was attending Mission High School, the football team won 12-0 during his senior year. Today, the stadium he once played on is called Tom Landry Stadium for the Mission Eagles and Patriots. The University of Texas of Austin is where he attended college. Landry was known for not smiling and having a cold hard stare. He aimed for excellence when it came to strategic planning. His primary goal was to win the Super Bowl, and for 20 consecutive seasons, The Dallas Cowboys kept winning game after game then won the Super Bowl VI & XII titles along with NFC. Landry was awarded many titles such as the NFL Coach of the year in 1966 with the NFC during 1975. He also was placed into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys Ring Honor along with the Texas as Aviation Hall of Fame. This famous icon made a huge impact for The Dallas Cowboys, and they wouldn't be the respected team they are today without him.

Good Morning Mission!
09/08/2020

Good Morning Mission!

🥳 Best of luck to #Mission students, teachers, parents and school staff! We wish you a safe and productive school year! 📕📗Although most students will be starting the year attending virtual classes, we're proud of these brave kids who are adapting to the new normal! ✏️🖍

Wishing you and your family a very happy and safe Labor Day!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
09/07/2020

Wishing you and your family a very happy and safe Labor Day!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Can you spot today’s visitor? 👀Give the picture a like when you see it!
09/03/2020

Can you spot today’s visitor? 👀

Give the picture a like when you see it!

Wishing everybody a safe weekend!
08/28/2020

Wishing everybody a safe weekend!

City of Mission, TX - Government
08/25/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

Our City extends its deepest condolences to Mission Police Department and to the family and friends of our police officer, Jorge Cabrera. Our community is hurting and our hearts go out to them during this difficult time.
#MissionStrong #BlueFamily #MissionMourns #Officer416 #ThankYouForYourService 💔💙🖤🚓

City of Mission, TX - Government
08/25/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

The Mission Police Department and our entire community is in mourning following the loss of an officer due to complications from COVID-19. A procession was held tonight from Mission Regional to Ric Brown Funeral Home to honor the veteran of the force. #MissionStrong #BlueFamily #ThankYouForYourService 🚔💔💙🖤

Happy Birthday to one of the Museum Board Members - Diana Flores Alcocer!
08/20/2020

Happy Birthday to one of the Museum Board Members - Diana Flores Alcocer!

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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Thank you. I love the museum. What are the hours of the store?
THANKS EVERYONE - HAD A GREAT! TIME , LIKE ALWAYS - THANKS AGAIN JEFF
Hi. I wanted to do a little research on Mission history and need access to old city directories and phonebooks. (and/or research files) Do you have any? Do I need to make an appointment, or just come by? I'm doing research on Bego and El Pato Records, who had a recording studio in Mission, circa 1960s-early 70s.
SPINNERWERWEASEL, aka-yarn wool winder, yarn weasel.
Hi, I bought a "SPINNERWEASEL" at a flea market in Langford B.C. last Sunday and written on the bottom was "MADE BY W.H. DAVIDSON OF MISSION B.C." Was there a Davidson family that settled in the Mission area about one century ago, if so I would like to donate the SPINNERWEASEL to the Mission Museum, my father GORDON ERIC ERICSON was born in Mission April 6 1921 and I have many fond memories visiting my grandparents on SILVERHILL, IVAR and ANNA ERICSON. the construction appears to use older methods
Lived there for 2 yrs in the mid 90's and loved it.