The Duval County Historical Museum is introducing a few new exhibits to peak the interests of historians and hopefully some young students in the rich culture and historical dynamics that make Duval County, what it is today.
A few of the new exhibits include the La Brasada Room, the Genealogy Corner and the Rogers Family exhibit.
La Brasada is term unique to South Texas. The term is used today but only in a handful of local counties. The La Brasada room tells the story of the first American -Indians and Pioneers of the area.The exhibit holds Indian spear heads found locally, information on the Indians that called Duval County home and their ways of survival. The museum also has the cattle branding symbols from the earliest ranches in the area.
The Genealogy Corner was put together by the museum staff and has folder after folders of documentation of past generations, marriage licenses, property deeds from the ancestral roots of the County.
The Rogers family exhibit is the newest edition to the museum. It details the artifacts and information on William Rogers and his ancestors, many of which are still a part of the community today.
The museum is open Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.