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Leaving Home, Finding Home: Texas Families Remember the Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 set in motion dramatic changes for many families, both in Mexico and Texas. “Leaving Home, Finding Home: Texan Families Remember the Mexican Revolution,” explores the turmoil and social upheaval that caused thousands of Mexicans to flee their homeland and seek a new life in Texas. The exhibit looks at these families’ triumphs, contributions and challenges.

 
 

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Leaving Home, Finding Home: Texas Families Remember the Mexican Revolution

October 6, 2010 - September 18, 2011

The Mexican Revolution of 1910 set in motion dramatic changes for many families, both in Mexico and Texas. "Leaving Home, Finding Home: Texan Families Remember the Mexican Revolution," explores the turmoil and social upheaval that caused thousands of Mexicans to flee their homeland and seek a new life in Texas. The exhibit looks at these families’ triumphs, contributions and challenges.
 
A personal experience exhibit, Texans whose families immigrated during the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and through the conflict’s aftermath, will share passed-down stories using photos, objects and oral histories.  Families explain, in their own words, the difficulties faced, achievements accomplished and contributions made as they blended their Mexican heritage into their new Texas home.

 

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