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 Figueroa Family Collection – Wedding Reception and a Veil in the Wind

This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception as a live band plays and friends and family look on. Also included are images of the bride in her gown, her veil contending with the wind, as well as images of the family in their

Read More

The Figueroa Family Collection – Wedding Ceremony

This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride being assisted in attaching her veil before her wedding ceremony. The small ceremony takes place, then the newlyweds are congratulated by the gathered friends and family before posing for the camera outside.

The Coltman Collection, no. 12 – Trip to Port Isabel

This home movie from the Coltman collection captures scenes of the family enjoying the beach and waves at Port Isabel, where they visit the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The Figueroa Family Collection – Family Picnic

This home movie from the Amadtta Figueroa collection captures scenes of the family in and around the house and at a family picnic, where the children have a watermelon eating contest.

A. M. Harper, Fishing Trips

This home movie from the A.M. Harper collection contains footage from various fishing expeditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, including a prize sailfish catch at the 19th Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament in Port Isabel.

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 Figueroa Family Collection – Christmas Morning Around the Tree

This home movie captures scenes of the Figueroa family celebrating the Christmas holiday. On Christmas Eve, the family gathers around the Christmas tree to visit, exchange gifts, and place presents under the tree. On Christmas morning, the family, with the children in the lead, open the presents that had been waiting under the tree, including

Read More

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.