Edinburg: Museum of South Texas History

José de la Luz Sáenz wrote the only known memoir of a Mexican-American soldier in the Great War. It remains a vivid account of the wartime contributions of Mexican-American servicemen, as well as the prejudice they endured. The diary was originally written in Spanish but has been translated into an English edition.

The museum offers a broad account of South Texas history, including an exhibit on World War I militarization along the border. Visitors will also find a display featuring the war helmet of José de la Luz Sáenz.

Museum of South Texas History

  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults (18+): $7, Seniors (62+)/Active Military/Student (13+ w/ID): $5, Children (4-12): $4
  • 200 N. Closner Blvd, Edinburg, TX
  • 956-383-6911
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