Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail - project launch

Feb 28 2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

McAllen, University of Texas-Pan American, Student Union Theater

McAllen, TX

The University of Texas-Pan American CHAPS program is launching the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail.

9:30am coffee/pastry reception

10:00am   Session – begins – dedication/ribbon cutting
10:15am   CHAPS team introduction of project
10:30am   Jerry Thompson -
Tejanos in Civil War Texas
11:00am   Jim Leiker – The African American Military Experience in the Rio Grande Valley
11:30am   – Break (snacks provided)
11:45am    Irving Levinson -
The Other Civil War: Mexico from 1857 to 1867
12:15pm    Steve McBride - Why Do Archaeology of the Civil War? What new stuff can we learn?
12:45pm    Rolando Garza - Current Battlefield Archeological Research in Cameron County
1:15pm      Wilson Bourgeois - Upcoming events for Cameron County Sesquicentennial Observation May 2015
1:30pm      CHAPS comments
1:45pm      Donald Drefke – Living history camp exhibit

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