The Historic Brownsville Museum Collection, no. 5 – Charro Days Fiesta

Charro Days Fiesta is held every year in Brownsville, TX to celebrate the rich traditions, culture and shared heritage of the Texas

The David Ayala Collection, no. 3 – Catholic Wedding Ceremony, Part III

This home movie captures scenes of the reception at an Ayala family wedding. The bride and groom dance alongside their wedding guests, and the wedding part sits to eat a beautifully decorated wedding cake.

The Coltman Collection, no. 13 – Trip to the Rio Grande Valley (1976)

This home movie captures scenes of the Coltman family enjoying the beach at Port Isabel. The family also goes to Brownsville, where they stop for mangoes and visit the Brownsville Courthouse and Commemorative Air Force Museum.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 4 – Brownsville Trip (1974)

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayalas visiting family in Brownsville. The family visits at home and plays football in the front yard before visiting the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 6 – First Snow!

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family gleefully enjoying a rare snow in South Texas in their coats and pajamas. The family slides down the driveway and street in front of their home, then throws snowballs at each other and at other neighbors that have come outside to see the snow.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 9 – The Brownsville-Matamoros Border

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family in Brownsville, where they visit Matamoros, Mexico, then cross back over the Rio Grande River into Texas. The family then visits the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 2 – Catholic Wedding Ceremony, Part II

This home movie captures scenes of an Ayala family wedding Mass. The bride and groom observe the customs of a Catholic wedding and all present take communion before the couple exits the church as husband and wife.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 1 – Catholic Wedding Ceremony, Part I

This home movie captures scenes of an Ayala family wedding held at a Catholic church. The bride makes her entrance on the arm of her father, then the ceremony begins. The couple exchanges their vows and rings, then the groom presents the Arras to his bride. The Arras is a Catholic wedding tradition prevalent in

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 8 – New Year

This home movie captures scenes of a New Year