Museum of South Texas History

Rio Grande Legacy


Edinburgh, Texas

Scope of Work:

Interpretive Planning and Conceptual, Schematic and Detailed Design, Fabrication and Installation supervision.

Project Budget:

$1,200,000 USD


November 2003


Boultinghouse Simpson Architects


D. Wilson Construction Ltd.


CPS Electronics Ltd.

Exhibit Area:

8,168 sq. ft.

“The Museum of South Texas History will rival any historical facility, not only in the (Rio Grande) Valley, but anywhere in the country.”

–Lewis P. Savoie, Director International Museum of Arts and Sciences, McAllen – San Antonio Express-News
With the Rio Grande Legacy exhibit, our challenge was to capture the spirit of the times, without betraying the reality. To temper the heroic with the ordinary, to show that the conflicting waves of humanity and beliefs that have swept this land have created a unique fusion of people and cultures. To tell the story in a chronological fashion echoes the method by which most people learn, and most stories are told. The story specifically reaches out to the Hispanic American, the Anglo-American and the Winter Texan. It appeals to various levels of literacy, in two languages, and reaches both the old-timer and the school child.