When:
September 11, 2015 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM America/Chicago Timezone
2015-09-11T17:00:00-05:00
2015-09-11T19:00:00-05:00
Where:
Brownsville Heritage Complex
1325 East Washington Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
(956) 541-5560
Exhibit Opening “Destination Mexico” @ Brownsville Heritage Complex | Brownsville | Texas | United States

The Brownsville Historical Association invites you to join them as they celebrate Mexican Heritage Month with a Destination Mexico Exhibit featuring facsimile mementos from tourist’s travels to Mexico, including post  postcards, saved leaflets, and organized snapshots. Plan to attend the exhibit opening this Friday September 11th from 5 to 7 pm at the Brownsville Heritage Complex at 1325 E. Washington Street. This program is FREE and open to the public.

In the 1880s, private companies and entrepreneurs in the United States began promoting Mexico as “a Foreign Land a Step Away”. Destination México illuminates eight decades of tourist travel to Mexico, from the first rail connections in the mid-1880s to the advent of the jet age in the late 1950s. This exhibit also examines the influence of political and economic conditions in Mexico and the United States and technological developments in tourism.

Destination México is an exhibition organized by the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, the Clements Center for Southwest Study, and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The BHA would like to thank our friends at The Mexican Consulate in Brownsville for sponsoring this exhibit opening.

In the 1880s, private companies and entrepreneurs in the United States began promoting Mexico as “a Foreign Land a step away.” Destination México illuminates eight decades of tourist travel to Mexico, from the first rail connections in the mid-1880s to the advent of the jet age in the late 1950s. Destination México displays a large collection of facsimile mementos from tourists’ travels to Mexico, including postcards, saved leaflets, and organized snapshots. This exhibition also examines the influence of political and economic conditions in Mexico and the United States and technological developments in tourism. Destination México is an exhibition organized by the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, the Clements Center for Southwest study and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Visit this wonderful exhibit in celebration of Hispanic History Month.