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She came to the Valley Screening 24 webThe Mission Historical Museum gladly presents a special screening of the 1979 western film: She Came to the Valley. The film is based on the novel written by local author, Cleo Dawson.

Who is Cleo Dawson? Cleo Dawson was born in 1902. Her family was one of the first pioneer families who helped transform the frontier town of Mission into an incorporated city. They were the owners of one of the first convenience stores, Caballo Blanco. Her novel is inspired by the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Mission, Texas during its pioneer days. It is said to be based on Dawson’s mother’s experiences. The film was shot in South Texas's Rio Grande Valley and Oklahoma. In its first run it broke weekend attendance records at Rio Grande theatres.

Date and showtimes are February 8th (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.), February 9th (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Tickets are $5 and come with a copy of the novel. Drop by and purchase your tickets today. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door the day of the screenings.

The Mission Historical Museum is located at 900 Doherty Avenue, in Mission. Museum hours are from Wednesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this program or any upcoming events contact the museum office at (956) 580-8646, visit www.missionmuseum.org, or follow on Facebook.