“If These Walls Could Talk”
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present the final “Telling Our Stories” for the year on Thursday, September 30, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Calvin Byrd, former Mayor and owner of the “Quik Stop Seafood Market”, a bait shop and fishing supplies store and Manuel Hinojosa, co-owner of Doubleday’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, architect, artist, and avid historian/collector present “If these walls could talk”, the evolution of the Museums of Port Isabel. Mr. Byrd and Mr. Hinojosa will talk about the evolution of the museums and the countless contributors that helped with the acquisition of the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, the Champion building and the Lighthouse. This is a story that has yet to have been told.
A former Mayor of Port Isabel, Calvin Byrd has contributed with the development of the Museums of Port Isabel. Mr. Byrd has also participated with the Rio Grande Empowerment Zone Corporation as a Board Member and serves as a Chamber of Commerce board member.
Mr. Manuel Hinojosa, respected architect and accomplished artist has contributed to the Museums of Port Isabel, donating an extensive collection of U.S. Mexican War artifacts and Civil War artifacts. Mr. Hinojosa is also a Chamber of Commerce board member and has also participated with the City of Port Isabel in creating the design concepts of the new state of the art Event Center, which will grace the City of Port Isabel in the near future.
We welcome all locals and visitors to attend this free presentation. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
September’s “Telling Our Stories” is sponsored by SOUTHWIND INN; ‘Clean, comfortable, and affordable rooms that are so close to the fun!’ and QUIK STOP SEAFOOD MARKET; ‘Your one stop fishing headquarters’.
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.
For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.