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Telling Our Stories: Original Play by Gloria Bates “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse” 1/28

27 January 2016

 

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The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, January 28, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: Original play by Gloria Bates, “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse”.

Gloria Bates was born in Beloit, Wisconsin where she spent her formative years growing up in the mid-west of the 1930s.  During her college years at the University of Wisconsin, Gloria and friends played in a bandTelling Our Stories: "Milagra Maria", an original play by Gloria Bates called the “Stardusters” they formed in high school and set about entertaining at various venues, Gloria on her trusty Gibson.  In the early 1960s, Gloria and husband Bob and sons Rod and Rex made a trip to south Texas.  In the late 1960s a teaching position in the migrant program in Mercedes made the move permanent and eventually the family moved to Bayside and then to Port Isabel where the family operated Seagull Imports.

Always the entertainer, Gloria continued to take every opportunity to sing and play and then incorporated both talents to play writing.  Upon retiring in November of 2010, Gloria turned her creative talents towards the canvas and has painted a variety of subjects including Day of the Dead, local scenes of cultural interest and is involved in commission work.  Several galleries in South Texas successfully feature Gloria’s work.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

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 jrivera@copitx.com.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, January 28th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. @ 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Milagra Maria, the Angel of the Lighthouse, a play by Gloria Bates.

The Turtle Lady Legacy! Telling Our Stories 9/24 7p

17 September 2015

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, September 24th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7 pm. This month’s topic will be on “The Turtle Lady Legacy”.

Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Illa was a major inspiration on her niece Mary and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Illa Fox Loetscher’s footsteps.  Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

Please join us as we learn about “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by 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 jrivera@copitx.com.

Jim Mills to present Fort Polk at Telling Our Stories 5/28

13 May 2015

 

tos_fb-headerMuseums Telling Our Stories. Thursday at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, May 28, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum at 7pm. (317 E. Railroad Ave.)

TOPIC: US Mexican War & Fort Polk. Early events of local interest. Presented by Jim Mills.

Mr. James Mills has taught history at the University of Texas /Texas Southmost College, for over 20 years. With a strong interest in local history, Mr. Mills has published multiple articles, including published works in the Journal of South Texas and the Mexican War Journal. He has also published a book of oral history interviews concerning the old border post of Fort Brown, which received the prestigious Mary Faye Barnes Award from Baylor University. Mr. Mills is also the recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, with special recognition from the Governor’s office (Rick Perry), as well as the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from UT –Austin. Mr. Mills currently serves as Vice President of the Brownsville Historical Association.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th) Thursday of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored By:  Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

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 jrivera@copitx.com.

Telling Our Stories! Steve Hathcock “TREASURE HUNTING” 8/28 7p

22 August 2014

STEVE HATHCOCK: “Searching Treasure!”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2014 on Thursday, August 28th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Avenue at 7pm. This month’s topic will be on “Searching Treasure”, by Steve Hathcock.

Steve Hathcock, a historian and locksmith, will present “Searching Treasure”.  A founding member of the Historical Foundation of South Padre Island, Steve Hathcock also serves as chairman of the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Committee and as a board member of the Cameron County Historical Commission. He has written about South Texas history for the past 25 years and along with his work, he has published four books.  Much of his work is published online and can be viewed at http://southpadretv.tv/ Or at http://southpadretreasurehunting.com/   Email steve@southpadretv.tv.

Please join us as we learn about “Searching Treasure” with Mr. Hathcock.   All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by our sponsor:

Sponsored By:
MUSEUMS OF PORT ISABEL

‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by 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 jrivera@copitx.com.

Telling Our Stories~ How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Barry Goldsmith 6/23 6:30p FREE

14 June 2011

How to Prepare for a Hurricane
with Barry Goldsmith

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present the “Telling Our Stories” 2011 series on Thursday, June 23, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 East Railroad Ave. at 6:30pm.  This month’s topic will be “How to Prepare for a Hurricane”.

Mr. Barry Goldsmith is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Brownsville, serving the Rio Grande Valley and all of Deep South Texas. Barry recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the NWS.

Barry began his career in 1986 as a student trainee at NWS National Headquarters in Washington, DC, developing statistical equations on numerical models to assist the forecast process. Upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State University in 1988, he began full time work as a Verification Specialist, also at National Headquarters. In 1993, he transferred to the Baltimore/Washington DC Field office as a general forecaster, dealing with nearly every type of weather imaginable, including blizzards, floods, heat waves, destructive tornadoes and hurricanes.

In 1998, Barry became a senior meteorologist at the Weather Forecast Office in Tampa Bay, Florida, where he learned about hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. In late 2007, Barry was promoted to the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS office in Brownsville, where he now resides with his wife.

As Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Barry is responsible for building relationships with local government officials, local and regional media and community leaders across the Rio Grande Valley to mitigate the impact of hazardous weather by saving and protecting life, limiting property damage and reducing costs to the local economy. He’s also a “coach” within the office, ensuring that his staff communicates hazardous weather information effectively to help people stay safe when the weather gets rough.

Barry has extensive knowledge and experience communicating hurricane and other weather hazards. He has spoken or taught at dozens of meetings, workshops and conferences from Florida to Texas in the past decade. He was the primary author of descriptive impact information used by NWS offices during landfalling hurricanes. The terms “certain death”, used prior to Ike in 2008 and “water storage will be incredible by modern standards” used prior to Katrina in 2005, were originally crafted by Mr. Goldsmith at the turn of the century.

Please join us as we learn about “How to Prepare for a Hurricane”. All locals and visitors are welcome to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

“Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area.  Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre 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.

Sponsored by: The Laguna Madre Museum Foundation

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 museumdirector@copitx.com.

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