Release Date: May 11, 2006
Mexican Revolution Focus of WTC Exhibit in Del Rio
The Mexican Revolution as reflected in photographs from Angelo State University’s West Texas Collection (WTC) will be highlighted in a Del Rio exhibit on display during the month of June in the border city.
“The People of the Revolution” features 43 photos from WTC’s extensive holdings on the Mexican Revolution and may be seen at Casa de la Cultura, at 302 Cantu, Brown Plaza, Del Rio, beginning with the opening at 7 p.m. Friday, June 2.
Captions for the exhibit, which is jointly sponsored by the WTC, Region XV Education Service Center and Casa de la Cultura, will be available in both English and Spanish.
The WTC owns and maintains an extensive collection of original photographs and postcards from the Revolutionary Era (1910-40). The images in the exhibit capture the spirit of the people of the Revolution and of life along the border during turbulent times. WTC materials on exhibit come from the Meador Collection, John Hardman of Ohio and Joe R. Montelongo.
The exhibition was produced in conjunction with a two-day Region XV workshop that will focus on Texas’s Hispanic heritage by looking at Hispanic ranching and the impact of the Mexican Revolution on Texas and the Border.
Call (830) 768-2287 for hours of the Del Rio exhibition. The materials will also be displayed at Angelo State during September.