Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!
Many themes in U.S. history pertain to the Fort Brown. These includes: the Mexican American War, The US Civil War, World War 1, yellow fever research, women in the military and Tejanos in the military. the bi-lingual panels in this exhibits highlights these themes with an introduction and conclusion included. This student project contains a total of 20 free-standing banners and is on temporary display at the Historic Brownsville Museum from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
The Brownsville Raid was an historic event of racial injustice against the 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry, on August 13, 1906. The 167 Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry stationed at the Fort Brown were accused of the murdered of a white bartender and a lengthy trial ensued. The matter reached President Theodore Roosevelt, who ultimately dishonorably discharged the Buffalo Soldiers, even though proof of culpability had not been found. The Buffalo Soldiers were eventually pardoned and honorably discharged in 1972 by President Nixon. the exhibit will include maps, never before seen images of Army / civilian correspondence, military pardon addendum and more. Through the help of Congressman Vela’s office and special research access of the National Archives, we present this unique exhibit.
War and Peace on the Rio Grande 1846-1876 A Traveling Exhibit is open to the public UTRGV Visitors Center Edinburg Campus.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
“Just a Ferry Ride to Freedom”
Documentary Film Debut
UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
Edinburg Campus 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Community Celebration
UTRGV – Edinburg Campus
Public lecture series – Student Union Theater
Re – enactors – Union & Confederate Soldiers
Book Signing 9:30 am – 3:30 pm