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Photo exhibit opens Friday at Yorktown museum

Oct. 5, 2011 at 5:05 a.m.

A photo of the ruins of a Spanish mission  in Victoria County in part of a photo exhibit of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail at the Yorktown Historical Museum.

IF YOU GO

WHO: Photographer Christopher Talbot

WHAT: Reception and opening of photo exhibit on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Yorktown Historical Museum, 144 W. Main St.

COST: Free and open to the public

INFORMATION: 361-564-9115, 361-935-5243, 361-564-2854

A photographic exhibit on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail will be on display at the Yorktown Historical Museum beginning with Friday's reception for photographer Christopher Talbot.

The exhibit, on display through November, showcases images that offer a glimpse of the historic resources associated with El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.

Steven Gonzales, executive director of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association, will be the guest speaker at Friday's reception.

Talbot, a professor at Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Art, captured the images of trail swales, acequias, river crossings, forts, missions, presidios and other original remnants along the old route.

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trial was designated by Congress in 2004 to commemorate the significant historic routes extending from the international border at the Rio Grande to the easternmost section of the Spanish province of Texas in Natchitoches Parish, La.

In addition to Friday's reception, the museum, 144 W. Main St., will also be open during October and November from 1:30-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 1-4 p.m. on Fridays. The museum will also be open from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 14-16 during Yorktown Western Days-Ziegfest.

Additional arrangements to view the exhibit can be made by calling 361-564-9115, 361-935-5243 or 361-564-2854. The exhibit closes at 4 p.m. Nov. 25.

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