La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross) Special Exhibit

November 3, 2016 - January 23, 2017
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
1315 21st St. | Galveston, TX
Phone: (409) 632-7685
Admission: Price included with general admissions ticket pricing
Area of Town: Galveston

Explore the Mexican Revolution, discover the heroic actions of women, and connect with Texas and Mexican history.This exhibit explores the little-known connections between Texas and Mexico and the important roles that women played in the Mexican Revolution. Leonor Villegas de Magnón (1876–1955) founded La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross), a medical relief group, on March 17, 1913 to care for wounded soldiers serving in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920). Leonor and her brigade of nurses, doctors, and volunteers traveled with the Constitutionalist Army, providing aid to the wounded and dying after various battles. The exhibit features fine art by noted Mexican artists such as Diego Rivera as well as artifacts from the Mexican Revolution. Loans from other museums, historical institutions, and private collections add depth, color, and perspective.

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