by Moises Garza

November 24, 2015

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Hispanic heritage runs deep in Texas and The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is trying to keep this heritage alive for future generations to enjoy. This past Saturday the 21st I had the opportunity to meet the center’s director Erika Arredondo-Haskins who is a long time reader of We Are Cousins.

With Erika Haskins at the Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

Erika gave me and my wife a quick overview of the center’s gallery and provided me with more information about the non-profit organization. She also told me about the legislators decision, this past legislative session, to cut her funding and thus now solely relies on patrons to keep the center going. So if you are in San Antonio Texas please stop by and check it out. Below is more information about it.

The Centers Motto:

The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas is an educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our Hispanic history from the 16th – 19th centuries. Founded in 2008, it serves a diverse audience through its public programs, exhibits, publications, and events.


Petra Vela de Vidal Kenedy and Mifflin Kenedy Exhibit

This exhibit is available only form September 15 – December 5, 2015

Las Damas de Tejas Traveling Exhibit

September 22, 2015 – Ongoing

The History of the Carreta in Nineteenth Century Texas

September 26, 2015

Hours, Address, and Admission


Tuesday – Saturday = 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday = Noon – 4:00 PM

Closed on Mondays

The third Tuesday of the month open until 7:00 pm


110 Broadway Suite 140 San Antonio Texas 78205

Phone: 210-892-0136


$5.00 Adults

$4:00 Military, Students, Seniors (Ages 65+) With ID

Free for children 5 and under

Free for Center Members

We had fun talking to Erika whom is very knowledgeable and her plans for the center are awesome, but she can not do it alone. If you live in the San Antonio area please check the center out and see how you can help out. Our Hispanic heritage has always been downplayed by historians and the legislature but guess what, you can change that. Even if you don’t live in San Antonio you can help by visiting the center when in town. You can also visit their website for more information and don’t forget to follow them on Facebook at The Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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