The Webb County Heritage Foundation is calling on the public to initiate or renew membership in the organization for the 2016 year of activities and services at the annual Membership Cocktail Party to be held on Tuesday, February 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Villa Antigua® Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St. Membership renewal forms were mailed out in December, but anyone wishing to join the Foundation is cordially invited to do so at this time. Membership levels range from “Student” to “1755 Club” reflecting various degrees of benefits available.
The Webb County Heritage Foundation is a non-profit historic preservation organization that is dedicated to the goals of historic architectural preservation, heritage education, and heritage tourism in Webb County and surrounding border region.
The WCHF conducts tours of historic downtown Laredo, archives historic documents, maps, and photographs, records oral histories, presents exhibitions, and operates the Villa Antigua® Border Heritage Museum and the Republic of the Río Grande® Museum. The Heritage Foundation hosts the annual Founders’ Day Celebration in May and also names an honorary President of the Republic of the Río Grande as a tribute to outstanding commitment to historic preservation by an individual in this community.
One of the organization’s most significant goals was accomplished through a partnership with educators from the Laredo Independent School District, the Diocese of Laredo School District, Texas A&M International University, and Laredo Community College, to create and develop a “Laredo History” curriculum in local schools.
As every year, the Foundation repeats its pledge to continue providing access to unique events that celebrate our heritage, changing museum exhibits, special projects, historical collections, preservation workshops, tours, and advocacy in the name of historic preservation.
Join us and become a part of living history!