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The Mission Historical Museum hosts the statewide “Texas Association of Museums.”

Luis and Ruth Ann
Luis Contreras, Director for the Mission Historical Museum, with Ruth Ann Rugg, Executive Director of the Texas Association of Museums.

The City of Mission is proud to be named  the host city for the Texas Association of Museums (TAM) council’s annual retreat

Luis Contreras, Director for the Mission Historical Museum, currently sits on the council as a councilor-at-large. Together with other museum professionals from across the state of Texas, the council works toward strengthening the museum community by maintaining the strategic framework designed to nurture and train museum leaders, develop and celebrate the field, and voice the public worth of museums.

“This trip to Mission was a first for the majority of the council members,“ said Contreras. “It is important for the council to visit a region with a profound museum culture and to afford museums the opportunity to meet TAM representatives,” he added.

The Texas Association of Museums is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization established for educational purposes, to provide a network among museums, to improve the level of professionalism within the museum community, to encourage the use and enjoyment of museums by all Texans, to serve as an information clearinghouse for and about museums, and to serve as a liaison between museums and museums-related agencies and organizations.

The council began on Sunday, September 20th, conducting several work sessions at the Riverside Club in Mission, finishing with a historica tour on foot powered kayak. On Monday, a special reception for local and neighboring museum professionals was held at the historic Shary Mansion in Palmhurst, TX, followed by the TAM council meeting.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Mission to lead by providing such an insightful opportunity for its fellow museum organizations,” said Contreras. “The City of Mission and the Mission Historical Museum board of directors are equally excited to welcome our guests to Mission, TX.”