Cecilia Martinez from the South Texas Museum on 66 South Wright Street wants the community to come visit the museum, learn about history, and bring their family and friends.


"People tell me they were unaware that Alice had a museum and we have all this memorabilia to see from our area," said Martinez.


Mary Hinnant visited the museum Thursday and found her old yearbook.


"My yearbooks were destroyed in a house fire and I can’t believe it’s here," said Hinnant.


The South Texas Museum building, itself was once the headquarters for the McGill Brothers ranching interests. The heirs donated the building to the South Texas Museum Corporation in 1975; and the building became an official recorded Texas Landmark in 1994.


The McGill Brothers owned ranches in Fayette and Nueces Counties and settled in Alice in the 1920’s. The brothers helped organize Jim Wells County and were active members of the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.


The museum is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be reached at 361-668-8891.