Brownsville History Harvest

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The city of Brownsville is inviting residents to go into their attics, closets and garages, pull out their old photo albums and bring those old pictures to Washington Park tomorrow for a very special event. 

“The material that we’ve gotten in the past has been astounding,” said Eugene Fernandez, Historic Brownsville Museum Manager. 

“We scan these photos and then we put them on flash drive’s and then hand it back to them,” he said. 

This harvest is hosted by the Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department, who is asking for photos from favorite memories in one of the parks, though the project is not limited to that theme. 

“There are shots that you never thought would come up again, we’ve got photographs of downtown Brownsville, of people, events, of celebrations that people just happen to have a camera with them,” he said. 

Past history harvests have brought up photos from Charro Days, Quincenerias, weddings, communions, baseball teams, passport photos and a picture taken from 1858, ten years after the city was founded. 

The event will take place tomorrow at Washington Park from 10 to 1, but if the weather is bad it will be relocated to Ringgold Civic Pavilion. 

Call Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department (956) 548-6000 for questions. 

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