Museums of Port Isabel
Contact: Jeannie M. Flores (956) 943-7602 Museums of Port Isabel
To: Editor 317 East Railroads Ave.
For: Immediate Release Port Isabel, Texas 78578
“US Mexican War (1846-1848)”
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2015 on Thursday, May 28th, at the Port Isabel Event & Cultural Center, 309 East Railroad Avenue at. This month’s topic will be on “US Mexican War (1846-1848)” by Mr. James W. Mills.
Mr. Mills has taught history at the University of Texas / Texas Southmost College for over 20 years. With a strong interest in local history, Mr. Mills has published multiple articles including published works in the Journal of South Texasand the Mexican War Journal. Mr. Mills also published a book of oral history interviews concerning the old border post of Fort Brown, which received the prestigious Mary Faye Barnes Award from Baylor University.
Mr. Mills is also the recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award with special recognition from the Governor’s office (Rick Perry), as well as the “Regents” Outstanding Teaching Award from UT-Austin. Mr. Mills currently serves as Vice-President of the Brownsville Historical Association.
Please join us for an entertaining evening with Mr. Mills presenting history of “US Mexican War (1846-1848)” with emphasis on the Port Isabel and local area. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
‘Telling Our Stories” is an educational program aimed to preserving the heritage of the City of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area. Our goals are to preserve and educate our local and natural history through presentations and exhibits. The program is co-sponsored by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Museum Foundation. “Telling Our Stories” is presented on the fourth (4Th)of each month from January through September at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. Admission is FREE.
Sponsored By: Mrs. June Williams “Tesori”
For more information on Telling Our Stories or to help sponsor an event, contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com or you may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.