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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07/12/2020

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๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Our deepest condolences go out to the McAllen Police Department and to the families of the fallen heroes. #MissionMourns...
07/12/2020

Our deepest condolences go out to the McAllen Police Department and to the families of the fallen heroes.
#MissionMourns
#RGVStrong ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

#MaskupMission #CtiyofMission#StopTheSpread
07/10/2020

#MaskupMission
#CtiyofMission
#StopTheSpread

There is rapid spread of #COVID19 between our families, friends and communities. We have a chance to regain control by changing our behavior now. Let's keep Mission Strong! #MaskUpMission #SocialDistancing #WashYourHands #StayHome ๐Ÿšจโœ‹๐Ÿ˜ท

New Hours for the Speer Memorial Library๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š
07/09/2020

New Hours for the Speer Memorial Library๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

New hours are in effect for our Speer Memorial Library ๐Ÿ“š. Curbside pickup is also available. #ReadMore ๐Ÿ“–

07/07/2020
Mission Historical Museum

The Mission Historical Museum is housed in two separate buildings, one being the Shary Building. The Shary building, built in 1939, carries a Texas Historical Marker. It once housed the business offices of valley pioneer, John H. Shary. The maintenance of this building and of the collection that now resides within the building, is of historical and cultural significance.

Thank you to the Mission Fire Dept. for capturing the beauty of the Shary Building and our courtyard.

The City of Mission wishes you a happy & safe  Tuesday! Something about nature makes us smile. #OneVisionOneMissionOneCi...
07/07/2020

The City of Mission wishes you a happy & safe Tuesday! Something about nature makes us smile. #OneVisionOneMissionOneCity

Mask up Mission ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ทWearing a mask makes a difference
07/02/2020

Mask up Mission ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท
Wearing a mask makes a difference

๐Ÿšจ#BREAKING Governor Abbott has issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. #MaskUpMission

THANK YOU!! Welcome to Mission Tx!๐Ÿฆ‹
07/01/2020

THANK YOU!!
Welcome to Mission Tx!๐Ÿฆ‹

Nurses helping nurses and we are grateful to have you! Welcome to the RGV!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Good Morning Mission!#MaskUpMission #StopTheSpread #WearingIsCaring
06/30/2020

Good Morning Mission!
#MaskUpMission
#StopTheSpread #WearingIsCaring

City of Mission, TX - Government
06/30/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

COVID-19 latest โš ๏ธ
Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our staff and citizens, City of Mission swimming pools are now closed. #MissionSafe #EffectiveImmediately

Mission EDC
06/29/2020

Mission EDC

๐Ÿ’ฐAPPLY NOW: www.ourmissionforward.com
Our Mission Forward CARES Grant is COVID-19 relief program for small businesses that are located in Mission, Texas. The program aims to provide small businesses with financial assistance to help business owners who have been impacted with financial hardship during 2020 for qualified expenses that they may have incurred. Please see the information below for more details.

Imagine you are running late to work on a Monday morning...already thinking about the pot of coffee you're going to prep...
06/29/2020

Imagine you are running late to work on a Monday morning...already thinking about the pot of coffee you're going to prepare...when all of a sudden...you encounter a camel and an elephant at the stop light and realize...it's an entire parade!

Downtown Mission, Texas, 1909.

MYSTERY SOLVED!

The parade (photograph on left) is going through an unknown downtown, but it is actually Mission, Texas!

Thanks to our friends at the Mission Historical Museum for helping us solve the mystery. The museum was able to identify the photograph with an old newspaper clipping. Enlarge the photograph for more details.

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
06/26/2020

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce

UPDATE: regarding Our Mission Forward CARES Grant from the Business Economic Recovery Committee

Impacted Businesses can apply starting on Monday, June 29, 2020 at OURMISSIONFORWARD.com. Below are the 3 (three) grant program options with criteria and documentation needed.

Mission EDC City of Mission, TX - Government

A Message for our Businesses!!
06/26/2020

A Message for our Businesses!!

In efforts to bring historical and cultural content into the safety of your own homes, the Mission Historical Museum wil...
06/26/2020

In efforts to bring historical and cultural content into the safety of your own homes, the Mission Historical Museum will be previewing panels from our traveling exhibit, See Yourself in Mission History. This traveling exhibit is part of our yearly collaboration with MCISD. See Yourself in Mission History traveled through out Mission Elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The individuals presented in this exhibition are noble, admirable and inspiring. They have achieved success via an nontraditional career path so unique that they earned a spot in Missionโ€™s History. The panel for the day features:

Cleo Dawson is the well-known author of She Came to the Valley, which was published in 1943. It was later made into a movie. Born in 1902 in Oklahoma City, she moved to Texas and attended school in Mission, Texas, a small town close to McAllen.

Good Morning Mission!Help our first responders and medical professionals by wearing a face covering, staying home whenev...
06/26/2020

Good Morning Mission!
Help our first responders and medical professionals by wearing a face covering, staying home whenever possible, #socialdistancing when you're in public and washing your hands! #MaskUpMission
#StopTheSpread
#WearingIsCaring

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
06/25/2020

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce

โ€ผ๏ธURGENT CALLโ€ผ๏ธ

High Demand for Plasma from recovered COVID-19 Patients

There is no cost to participate, and if eligible, you will be provided with compensation for your participation.

If interested, please call (956) 215-3166 or (504) 444-2318

06/25/2020
THANK YOU!!
06/25/2020

THANK YOU!!

THANK YOU TO ALL FRONTLINERS! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™

My face covering protects youYour face covering protects meโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €Together for a #HealthyMission:๐ŸกStay home when pos...
06/24/2020

My face covering protects you
Your face covering protects me
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Together for a #HealthyMission:
๐ŸกStay home when possible
๐Ÿ˜ทWear a face covering in public
โ†”๏ธStay 6 feet apart from others
๐Ÿ™ŒWash your hands often
๐Ÿค’If sick, get tested then stay home
๐ŸงผClean your surroundings
๐ŸคงCover coughs and sneezes
๐Ÿ‘‰Don't touch your face

Don't let your guard down. Get back to the basics and help protect yourself and others from #COVID19 by washing your hands frequently, keeping your distance from others and wearing your face mask while in public. #MissionReady ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿงฝ๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿšฐ

City of Mission, TX - Government
06/24/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

โœ… To better serve constituents, Hidalgo County has revamped its coronavirus webpage by adding a new COVID-19 dashboard. Updated every 4 hours, it provides residents with detailed information on daily case counts, testing statistics, hospitalizations and stats specifically for Mission. Visit https://www.hidalgocounty.us/ ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ’ปโŒจ๏ธ

06/24/2020

Happy Birthday Cyndi
Have a wonderful day!!
From all of MHM

Add us on all our social media platforms!
06/22/2020

Add us on all our social media platforms!

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#MissionHistoricalMuseum
#CityofMission
#MissionProud

Happy Fatherโ€™s Day!! From all of us at MHM!
06/21/2020

Happy Fatherโ€™s Day!! From all of us at MHM!

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06/21/2020

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๐Ÿ’™ THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ to everyone who joined us for the Celebration of Life in honor of our fallen officer, Cpl. Jose Luis โ€œSpeedyโ€ Espericueta. The outpouring of support was incredible as we mark one year since we lost our hometown hero. #ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns #WeRemember #LightTheCityBlue ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

City of Mission, TX - Government
06/20/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

One year and it feels like yesterday. We remember. #ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns #FallenHero

City of Mission, TX - Government
06/19/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

๐Ÿ’™ Help us honor our hero. Tomorrow it'll be a year since Cpl. Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta made the ultimate sacrifice for our community. A special service is set for 8:05pm outside the Mission Event Center. You're asked to stay in your vehicle to promote social distancing. Grab some painter's tape to cover your headlights blue! We will have a special moment to remember our hero in heaven. #ThisIsForSpeedy #WeRemember #MissionMourns ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

#MissionProud#OurMission๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฆ‹
06/18/2020

#MissionProud
#OurMission๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฆ‹

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Take what you need and leave what you can! Our newest blessing boxes ๐Ÿ“ฆ modeled after La Lomita โ›ช๏ธ are almost done. They'll be coming to a neighborhood near you soon to help feed families in need after hours. #MissionProud #OurMission ๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฑ

Mission Police Department
06/18/2020

Mission Police Department

It has been a tough week here at the Mission Police Department.. We miss you Speedy. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Good Morning Mission!!
06/18/2020

Good Morning Mission!!

In efforts to bring historical and cultural content into the safety of your own homes, the Mission Historical Museum wil...
06/18/2020

In efforts to bring historical and cultural content into the safety of your own homes, the Mission Historical Museum will be previewing panels from our traveling exhibit, See Yourself in Mission History. This traveling exhibit is part of our yearly collaboration with MCISD. See Yourself in Mission History traveled through out Mission Elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year. The individuals presented in this exhibition are noble, admirable and inspiring. They have achieved success via an nontraditional career path so unique that they earned a spot in Missionโ€™s History. The panel for the day features:

Trinidad Silva, Jr. was an American comedian and character actor, who played small supporting roles in a number of films of the 1980s.

Honoring our fallen hero, Cpl. โ€œSpeedyโ€ Espericueta.   #ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค
06/17/2020

Honoring our fallen hero, Cpl. โ€œSpeedyโ€ Espericueta.
#ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

๐Ÿ’™ Weโ€™ll never forget. With the 1-year anniversary approaching, our Mission Historical Museum set up an exhibit honoring our fallen hero, Cpl. โ€œSpeedyโ€ Espericueta. It features his uniform, photo collage, a brief bio and a special interactive panel. Participants are asked to share a memory they have with Cpl. Espericueta by writing it down and clipping it onto the โ€œShare Your Storyโ€ board. The tribute will be up at the Mission Police Department for the next month. #ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

City of Mission, TX - Government
06/16/2020

City of Mission, TX - Government

๐Ÿ’™ We remember.
Please join us Saturday as we celebrate the legacy of our fallen hero, Cpl. Joey "Speedy" Espericueta. Please be prepared to stay in your car to promote social distancing during the service. #ThisIsForSpeedy #MissionMourns #OneYearLater #LetTheBlueLightsShine ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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.