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Celebration of Quilts, new King Ranch tours highlight Kingsville events

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 13:33:11-05

KINGSVILLE, TX — The Celebration of Quilts will return to the John E. Conner Museum in Kingsville on Tuesday, featuring many colorful creations.

The Kingsville Saturday Quilters have spent the last year creating quilts for the exhibit and during the opening reception, visitors can meet the quilters, browse the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and admission is free.

The quilters group will have individual quilts on display, along with a block that they created together. Celebration of Quilts 2020 runs from Jan. 14 through March 18. Find more details on the John E. Conner Facebook page.

While at the museum, guests can visit other exhibits. The En Mi Familia permanent exhibit made its debut at the Conner Museum this fall, and it features interactive and immersive displays by famed Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza. The Hall of Horns and Lil’ Oscar Cantu exhibits are also great attractions at the Conner Museum.

Kingsville is the home of King Ranch and beginning Monday, the King Ranch Visitor Center will be offering guests three historical tours each day. The historical tour guides visitors through a 1.5 hour trip in the Santa Gertrudis Division of the legendary ranch, while offering a brief historical background and information about the 825,000 acre ranch.

This time of year, many visitors on the historical tour also get glimpse of the deer who call the ranch home. Guests can also book a Wildlife or Birding Tour on King Ranch. For more information, go to the King Ranch website.