2019-01-09 / Front Page

Updated museum schedules

BY ALLEN ESSEX
Staff Writer

Up-to-date information about two area museums that were featured in picture pages in last week’s Raymondville Chronicle has been obtained:

The Willacy County Historical Museum, 427 S. Seventh St., Raymondville, is located in the old Raymondville school building.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is $2, but children under 12 are admitted free.

Docents are available to conduct tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Collections include farm and ranch exhibits, a cotton exhibit, as well as a costume room that includes gowns from numerous beauty pageants in South Texas and military uniforms from World War I and World War II.

In addition to antique farm equipment, ranch items and home furnishings from bygone days, the museum has nautical items from Port Mansfield’s maritime past, including antique outboard motors and an historic ship anchor dating back to Spanish exploration.

Also, the museum has a large collection of antique rifles and shotguns from Willacy County’s ranching past.

For more information, call Elva Sayas at 956-689-6604.

The Kenedy Ranch Museum is located at 280 La Parra Ave. in Sarita. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

Admission is $2 for students, $3 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free accompanied by an adult.

The museum is closed Christmas, New Year’s, Good Friday and Easter.

Artifacts, photos and exhibits from the early days of farming and ranching are accompanied by a self-guided audio tour, available in either Spanish or English.

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