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Special Exhibit: Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots

  • Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center
  • 904 Main Street
  • Bastrop, TX 78602
  • Dates: September 8, 2023 - October 30, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Price: FREE

‘Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots’ Exhibition Celebrates the Legacy of Hispanic Citizens in Bastrop County

Daily except Sundays. 

The Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center is proud to present a special exhibition, "Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots," running now through October 30, 2023, Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Located at 904 Main St in historic downtown Bastrop, Texas, this exhibition seeks to shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions and enduring influences of Hispanic citizens in Bastrop County. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The rich tapestry of history and culture in Bastrop County owes much to its Hispanic residents, and this exhibition pays homage to their incredible legacy. Featuring a comprehensive collection of artifacts, photographs, and oral histories, "Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots" offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the pivotal roles played by Hispanic individuals in shaping the identity of the region.

Ron Ramirez, former Elgin mayor and the head of a dedicated 5-member committee, spearheaded the effort to bring this exhibition to life. Ramirez and his team embarked on a remarkable journey, conducting oral histories and interviews with living descendants of 19th- and early 20th-century Hispanic residents of Bastrop County. Their diligent research and dedication to preserving these stories are evident in the immersive and thought-provoking exhibition.

"I felt the need to see our Hispanic heritage story brought forward for recognition and for provocative and thoughtful conversation," says Ramirez, whose own heritage includes Spanish and Native American roots. "Knowing the right history ties me to Texas and can do the same for other Hispanic residents," he adds.

The "Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots" exhibition offers visitors an engaging and educational experience that celebrates the diversity and contributions of the Hispanic community in Bastrop County.

The Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center invites everyone to come and explore the fascinating history and cultural impact of Hispanic residents in Bastrop County. This exhibition is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Hispanic community and a tribute to their role in shaping the vibrant tapestry of Bastrop County.

For more information about the "Hispanic Heritage, Bastrop Roots" exhibition and other offerings at the Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center, please visit our Facebook page or call the Visitor Center at 512-303-0904.

About the Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center: The Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center is a hub for culture, history, and community engagement, dedicated to preserving and sharing the heritage of Bastrop County, Texas. Located in historic downtown Bastrop, the Museum is committed to providing educational and enriching experiences for residents and visitors alike.