(956) 727-0977 heritage@webbheritage.org

The Webb County Heritage Foundation will present a retrospective exhibit of historic photos, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting the Sisters of Mercy’s 120th anniversary of service in the Laredo border community beginning with an opening reception on Thursday, August 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, 810 Zaragoza St. in Laredo.

First Mercy Hospital in 1320 Rosario Street Laredo, Texas. Photograph circa 1894-1899

First Mercy Hospital in 1320 Rosario Street Laredo, Texas. Photograph circa 1894-1899

“We are proud to present this visual chronicle of the Sisters of Mercy’s work in our community beginning with their arrival in 1894 and following the evolution of their mission to the present,” said Margarita Araiza, Executive Director of the Webb County Heritage Foundation. “The Sisters have had a personal and professional influence on countless families and individuals in Laredo, and are associated with the advancement of public medical services and social outreach unparalleled in our community,” she said.

The public is invited to the opening reception and following that, the exhibit will be on display throughout the months of August and September. Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation at 956-727-0977 .