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Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site Unveils New Exhibits Oct. 4

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GOLIAD— Join the Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site staff as they unveil the vibrant, new exhibits displaying the Mexican hero’s birth, life and culture.

The new exhibit interpretive themes include the rich cultural diversity of Texas past and present, the power of a committed individual and the cooperative spirit of an international community rooted in a shared past.

Zaragoza was born in the home in 1829 when it was a province of Mexico. He was the son of a Mexican military family and spent his first few years in Texas. He grew up in present day northern Mexico after the Texas war for independence. Zaragoza is famous for his rise in the ranks of the Mexican army where he commanded the army at the Battle of Puebla.

On May 5, 1862, against all odds, Zaragoza’s forces defeated the invading French army which continues to be celebrated across Mexico and Texas as Cinco de Mayo.

For more information about Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, visit the parks’ webpage.