You’re Invited: 1936 Centennial Museum historical marker dedication ceremony

Posted at 8:44 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 09:44:10-04

It’s a great day to celebrate a little bit of Texas history.

The community is invited to a marker dedication with the Nueces County Historical Commission for The 1936 Centennial Museum. 

The museum was built to help promote Texas history on the 100th anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico. 

"It was not a good time in our state because it was during the depression," Chairman of the Nueces County Historical Commission, said. "There was a move by the federal government to increase tourism to increase workers to be employed and this was one of the ways the state was going to do this."

The Art Museum of South Texas used to call the building home decades ago. Now, the building is used by the Police Officers Association to teach youth boxing skills. 

The dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on the corner of Park Avenue and South Tancahua.