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Francisco Guajardo webThe Museum of South Texas History is scheduled to present during FESTIBA at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, March 1.

The first presentation titled “Family Stories of the Underground Railroad” starts at 10 a.m. in the museum’s River Highway galleries. Museum CEO Francisco Guajardo and archivist Melissa Peña will describe the story of the Underground Railroad as it moved through South Texas and into northeastern Mexico, as told by family stories along the border.

Melissa Pena 2024 webAt 2 p.m., Guajardo will present with Communications Specialist Tony Peña on “Dr. García’s Gold” within the exhibition in the 1910 Jail Cell Block Gallery. It is an exciting and yet under told story in South Texas history that highlights not only a family that buried gold, but a story of unprecedented philanthropic generosity in the history of South Texas and in American history.

These presentations are free. Guests are required to check in at the Admissions Desk. For more information, please contact the museum at (956) 383-6911 or email Communications Officer Pamela Morales de Hendricks at pmorales@mosthistory.org.

The Museum of South Texas History is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. For more information call (956) 383-6911.