Stormont Lecture Series continues Nov. 14 with ‘Alonso de Leon’s Expeditions into Texas’

Lola Orellano Norris’ book, “General Alonso de Leon’s Expeditions into Texas – 1686-1690,” will be available for purchase during her lecture on Nov. 14.

Victoria College’s John W. Stormont Lecture Series will continue at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with “Alonso de Leon’s Expeditions into Texas” at the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

Lola Orellano Norris, associate professor of Spanish and translation at Texas A&M International University, will present the lecture. Norris has identified 16 manuscript copies of de Leon’s expedition diaries. She will offer a fresh interpretation, correcting mistranslations that have persisted in historical texts for more than a century. Norris’ book, “General Alonso de Leon’s Expeditions into Texas, 1686-1690,” is available for purchase in the museum store. A book signing will be held immediately after the lecture.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Museum of the Coastal Bend is located on Victoria College’s Main Campus at 2200 E. Red River Street in Victoria. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is “pay-what-you-want.”

For more information on the Museum of the Coastal Bend and its upcoming events, visit, email or call 361-582-2511.

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