Sunday Speaker Series explores effort to visually preserve local landmarks

EDINBURG — The Rio Grande Valley is home to unique and historic structures that tell the story of the people and heritage of this region. One photographer aims to create a comprehensive search engine that documents these wonders in a visual database. The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”) welcomes Deval “Pino” Shah to present “Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Photography Project” during the Sunday Speaker Series on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.

Shah specializes in architecture and performing arts photography and is based out of McAllen, Texas and Ahmedabad, India. The presentation will focus on his effort to create a comprehensive photographic database of the architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Shah will share his approach to photographing 570 buildings for the project, display images, outline progress to date and discuss the planned application of his project’s efforts.

Sunday Speakers Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.