May is National Preservation Month with the purpose of promoting historic places and heritage tourism. This year's theme is People Saving Places was selected in appreciation of "historic place-savers...[who, put their] time, energy, and resources into protecting places they care about, often without recognition."
"Preserving Our Past: People Saving Places" is a digital exhibit designed to draw attention to the cultural resources of the Rio Grande Valley using University Library digital platforms and Special Collections & Archives (SCA) resources. Materials from our photographs, maps, and archival collections along with those from external resources have been compiled for the historic places and spaces from Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron Counties.
Use the menu to navigate between featured places.