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russell skowronek webJoin Mission Historical Museum as Dr. Russell Skowronek presents a captivating lecture on Saturday, December 11th at 11 a.m. at the MHM. Admission is free to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


A faculty partner in the Spanish Land Grants holding, Russell Skowronek (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he also serves as the founding Director of the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools. A research associate of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, he has spent the past three decades studying the Spanish colonial world. He is the author or editor of dozens of articles, reports and several books including X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (with Charles Ewen-2006), HMS Fowey Lost…And Found! (with George Fischer-2009), Beneath the Ivory Tower: the Archaeology of Academia (with Kenneth Lewis-2010) all with the University Press of Florida, and Situating Mission Santa Clara de Asís: 1776-1851, Documentary and Material Evidence of Life on the Alta California Frontier with the Academy of American Franciscan History (2006).

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Avenue, in Mission. The museum is open Wednesday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information on this program or any upcoming events contact the museum office at (956) 580-8646, visit their website at, or follow us on Facebook.