RGV Visitors Guide

Page 39 Rio Grande Valley Visitors Guide 2023-2024 The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged. Guided group tours are $1 per child and $2 per adult; tours must be arranged 14 days in advance. Call (956) 2164901 for information. The Callandret Black History Museum The Callandret Black History Museum, located at 305 Doherty St., is the first museum of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. It all started when Joe Callandret, an entrepreneur, passed away in 1931. His wife Fannie, decided to donate some of her husband’s property to San Benito Consolidated Independent School District in 1948. The land was used for black children to go to school. Now, the San Benito Historical Society along with the San Benito CISD reopened the doors of that school building and created the Callandret Black History Museum. Plaza San Benito The City of San Benito’s Cultural Arts Department works to strengthen the quality of life by promoting a family friendly cultural district giving residents and tourists alike the chance to experience history, culture, music, dance, and art at various venues located at La Plaza San Benito, on the 200 block of E. Heywood. The San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum and Visitor Center features rotating exhibitions showcasing the cultural arts and ethnic flavors of South Texas. The facility is part of the City’s overall Cultural Heritage District. Rounding out the Plaza San Benito is the City’s Community Building and the newly remodeled San Benito Cultural Arts Center. Museum hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission fees are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors (55+), $2 for students, and free for veterans and children under 10. For more information, please visit www.cityofsanbenito.com, the social media pages: @sb_cultural_arts on Instagram and @sanbenitoculturalarts on Facebook, or call (956) 281-0810.