Historic Waco Foundation is hosting Historia Hispanico, A Celebration of Hispanic History and Heritage in Waco. The exhibit will be at the Fort House Museum, 503 S. 4th Street through June 28th.
Exhibit Hours: Now through June: Saturdays 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Additional Hours April – June: Tuesdays – Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Regular Admission: $3
Special tours are welcome and can be arranged by calling 753-5166.
The Heart of Texas area celebrates its Hispanic heritage in many ways, from lavish Cinco de Mayo festivals, folkloric dance troupes, and Tejaño musical ensembles, to its beautiful churches such as St. Francis on the Brazos, a replica of a Spanish mission church. In 1924, Franciscan missionaries came to Texas from Mallorca, Spain and established a mission in Waco. By 1931, St. Francis Church on the Brazos was built. In later years the walls were decorated with paintings representing the Stations of the Cross and the glorification of St. Francis. The church is a replica of the historically important San Jose Mission in San Antonio.
The Historia Hispanico exhibit is a preview of the Waco Hispanic Museum which will open later this year.