The Mitte Cultural District includes some of the most exciting and fascinating cultural entities in the City of Brownsville. Located within walking distance of each other, these popular attractions are representative of the culture and diversity our great city has to offer.

The Mitte Cultural District was the vision of the Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation when they provided funding for the Dean Porter restoration in 1998. They recognized that the area surrounding Dean Porter Park was home to most of the city’s cultural organizations and by designating this area a “Cultural District”, it would provide the impetus to promote and enhance historical, cultural, education and family activities.