McMurry University kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with Tejano exhibit
As McMurry University kicked off its observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, McMurry opened an exhibit, highlighting the legacy of Tejanos in Texas.
"A Tejano Son of Texas" showcases the history of Texas rancher Jose Policarpio 'Polly' Rodriguez.
One of Rodriguez’s descendants, Rudi Rodriguez, created the exhibit. He also founded TexasTejano.com to share real stories about the lives of Tejano people in the early history of Texas. “Well to me it continues our commitment and mission to educate Texas residents and students about the role that Tejanos have played. They’ve had very little awareness, there’s been very few books authored so we’re very proud to do the work that we’re doing.” Each panel contains narrative complimented with original photos, documents, maps, and other historical records that uniquely tell of his accomplishments.
The exhibit is on display at McMurry University's Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until October 15th.