McAllen Public Library Genealogy & Local History Symposium
11:00 AM11:00

McAllen Public Library Genealogy & Local History Symposium

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Are you curious about your local history and genealogy? Join us for a 6 hour in-depth learning experience and hear speakers such as Trinidad Gonzales, Beatrice de León, Pino Shah, Moises Garza and others! Have questions about your family tree or how to start growing your tree? Join us in the afternoon for hands-on learning on the most popular websites available for researchers.

MPL’s Genealogy & Local History Symposium will feature a variety of workshops including our main speaker, Professor Trinidad Gonzales of South Texas College speaking on “Refusing to Forget: Memory, Truth and Reconciliation” and a play titled “Readings from the Canales Commission of 1919” performed by students from Donna High School and led by Juan Carmona, Donna High School teacher.

I will be presenting the Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Photography Project.

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Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History Book Event: South Padre Island
1:00 PM13:00

Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History Book Event: South Padre Island

Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History reveals the heritage and history of Texas’s southernmost city as told by its buildings. Outstanding architectural images by Pino Shah show the influence of diverse cultures and regional styles that have shaped the border city’s built environment since 1841. Eileen Mattei weaves architectural details and Brownsville history into a narrative that illustrates how buildings mirror the people, the place and the times. Here is a new perspective for looking at more than 100 architecturally significant buildings that are often also historically and culturally important.

Pino Shah @ArtByPino is a world heritage, architecture, and performing arts photographer based in McAllen, Texas, and Ahmedabad, India.

A freelance writer based in the Rio Grande Valley, Eileen Mattei writes travel, nature and history articles for Texas Coop Power, Texas Highways, and other magazines. She is the author of At the Crossroads: Harlingen’s First 100 Years; Leading the Way: McAllen’s First 100 Years, and For the Good of My Patients: The History of Medicine in the Rio Grande Valley.

All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public. 
We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support of our local Texas authors.

Paragraphs Books, 5505 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, TX –Phone 956.433.5057

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