Nature Speaker Series
Join us for our weekly nature speaker series, and explore nature through the insight of expert speakers. Topics range from native birds and butterflies to local culture and art. The educational series is brought to you by the generous sponsorship of Thurmond Eye Associates.
Schedule & Fees
|Date: ||Thursdays, September through April |
|Time: ||6:00-7:00 pm |
|Fee: || |
$3.00 Per Person
The History of Quinta Mazatlan, Victor De Leon
Did you know Quinta Mazatlan was built in 1935? Special guest, Victor De Leon, will be at Quinta Mazatlan to further educate us on the history of Quinta Mazatlan! Hear about the tales of the families that built and lived at Quinta Mazatlan for a total of 60 years before the City of McAllen purchased the estate and opened it in 2016 as a mansion with a mission. Discover how this massive structure was built from adobe and the secrets to its longevity. Join us on Thursday, April 27th at 6 pm, for this remarkable talk with Victor De Leon!
Local resident Victor De Leon taught science for 28 years- three years with the Harlingen school district and 25 with La Joya Independent School District. After retiring from teaching, he began a new career as the historian for Quinta Mazatlan. While still in the teaching mode, he enjoys researching the robust history of the previous families that owned Quinta Mazatlan and sharing those stories with guests during guided history tours of the mansion.
The Nature Speaker Series takes place on Thursday evenings through May 2017 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates. The program fee is $3 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, one block south at La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681- 3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com
2017 Speaker Schedule:
- April 27- The History of Quinta Mazatlan, Victor De Leon