Join us at our monthly meeting:

 

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Zapata County Museum of History Classroom Building

 

Learn how to begin your research and how to digitize your findings.

 

Be sure to renew your membership and be able to vote for all business procedures and take advantage of your membership, like free admission.
 

Zapata County Museum of History • 805 N US Hwy 83
Zapata, Texas  (956) 765-8983

www.zapatamuseum.com

 

Sponsored by Zapata County Museum of History and
Nuevo Santander Geneological Society

 

 

 

 

 

Join us at our monthly meeting:

 

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Zapata County Museum of History Classroom Building
 

Zapata County Museum of History • 805 N US Hwy 83
Zapata, Texas  (956) 765-8983

www.zapatamuseum.com

 

Sponsored by Zapata County Museum of History and
Nuevo Santander Geneological Society

 

 

 

 

 


Join us for our "Speaker Series"

"Un Encuentro con el Pasado en San Ygnacio"

Author and speaker: Mauricio Javier Gonzalez

 

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Zapata County Museum of History Classroom Building
 

Zapata County Museum of History • 805 N US Hwy 83
Zapata, Texas  (956) 765-8983

www.zapatamuseum.com

 

Sponsored by Zapata County Museum of History and
Nuevo Santander Geneological Society

 

 

 

 

Zapata County Museum of History announces the John "Johnny" Rathmell Plaza, construction of replica of the Old Zapata kiosko

More than 60 years ago, the original town of Zapata became submerged under water with the creation of Falcon Dam and Lake. Over 600 families were displaced and most if not all of the buildings, primarily of public use were blasted away. One that brings nostalgia to those who remember is the kiosko that stood across from the county courthouse. Many memories are tied to it: from kids running up and down its stairs; the bands that played their hearts out on Sunday afternoons to the marriage proposals that were beginnings to now prominent families in the community. The ambitious project will not only bring back memories but will enhance the arboretum area of the museum.

The Museum has contracted Premier Engineering of Laredo to recreate as close as possible the original structure based on existing photographs."Many will remember the many happy times they had when they see it realized," said Amparo Montes-Gutierrez, curator of the museum. It is the vision of the board and members to bring it to fruition and will start "Claim a Piece of our Past" Campaign by selling engraved bricks to fund the project. Bricks will go on sale during the Zapata County Fair. The Museum will have a booth where orders can be placed onsite and online.

For more information call ZCMoH at (956) 765-8983
 

 


Join us for our first
Nuevo Santander Festival!

• Family Tree Exhibits by NSGS members

• Cast Iron Cooking Demonstrations
and Recipes by Leland Wach

• Poetry Reading and Book Signing by Raquel Valles Sentiés

• Presentation by Professor Russell Skowronek of University of Texas RGV

on local area Native American tribes and their Arrowheads (Pedernales)

• and a special performance by TAMIU Mariachi

 

 

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 & 22, 2016
10am-2pm
Zapata County Museum of History • 805 N US Hwy 83
Zapata, Texas  (956) 765-8983

www.zapatamuseum.com

 

Sponsored by Zapata County Museum of History and
Nuevo Santander Geneological Society