The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present a special “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2013 on WEDNESDAY, October 23th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be presented by Dr. Manuel Medrano.
Manuel F. Medrano, a Brownsville native, is a graduate of Texas A & I University and the University of Houston . He has taught history at Texas A & I University, the University of Houston, Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas at Brownsville, specializing in Mexican American heritage and U.S. history. He has six published books including three histo-cultural bilingual children’s poetry books about South Texas including In Body and Mind/En cuerpo y mente, Imagenes/Images of the South Texas Border and In the Shadow of My Soul/En la sombra de mi alma. He has co-written a book entitled Charro Days in Brownsville and a history book entitled Medieval Culture and the Mexican American Borderlands. His last book, Americo Paredes, In His Own Words, received a finalist award at the International Latino Book Awards in New York City. In collaboration with the UTB/TSC Media Services, He has produced twenty six documentaries about the Rio Grande Valley, its people and its culture. One, el dia de los muertos, you will be seeing in a few minutes. He is currently a member of the Humanities Texas Board and on its Distinguished Speaker’s Bureau.
All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our co-sponsors: the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the last Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is free.
For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/628539470502359/.
Sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel.