Notice to Visitors About Coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of new information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) released by city, state, and federal officials within the past 24 hours, we have made the decision to close the Villa Antigua Museums to the public until further notice. Staff will work remotely during this time and will ensure our programs proceed as smoothly as possible. If you have questions regarding a specific program, please reach out to the relevant staff person via email. A staff contact list is available on our website at www.webbheritage.org. For general questions, please send your email to email@example.com. This was a very difficult decision to make, but we know it is the right choice at this time in order to best ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Given the evolving nature of the outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and proceed accordingly. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Villa Antigua Museums soon.
The Webb County Heritage Foundation works to preserve and protect the architectural and cultural character of Laredo and its historic environs. One of the primary ways that the Webb County Heritage Foundation fulfills this mission is through the interpretation of its collections at its two museum sites, The Republic of the Río Grande® Museum and the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum. By bringing visitors to historic downtown Laredo, these properties serve as unique tourism venues while introducing guests to the Webb County Heritage Foundation’s outstanding historical collections and visiting shows.