200 N Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78541
UTRGV Professor Jamie Starling presents “The Ghosts of Mier,” a look into a small border town that faced a history of violence in the 19th century. Included in general admission.
Mier: The border town that faced adversity
Professor at UTRGV to explore the border town’s history
EDINBURG, Texas — May 11, 2017 — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes Jamie Starling, a UTRGV professor, to present “The Ghosts of Mier” on Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m.
Mier, a small town on the Texas-Mexico border, witnessed many conflicts during the 19th century, and Starling’s current book project, “The Ghosts of Mier,” features those stories of violence in the Rio Grande borderlands. Starling will discuss the stories of the men, women and children who lived in the frontier community and faced struggles in a number of overlapping conflicts in the years between the Texas Revolution and the Civil War.
Starling, an assistant professor of history at UTRGV, specializes in U.S.-Mexico borderlands from the Spanish colonial period through the 19th century and is the co-founder of the Global Latin America lecture and engagement series at UTRGV. He received his doctorate in History from the University of Texas, El Paso in 2012.
Sunday Speakers Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.
About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.