SAN BENITO — The city is proposing a “cultural district” with a focus on the city’s heritage and musical history.
Earlier this week, Luis Contreras, the city’s museum coordinator, said the district would include the coming San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum, the Community Building and the old public library.
In a presentation, Contreras said the plan focuses on the coming museum that will house the Freddy Fender Museum, the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum and the San Benito History Museum. The museum’s building is expected to be completed next month.
Contreras also said the plan includes the city’s Community Center, or Community Building, which has housed the three museums since they opened in 2008, and the old library building which has housed the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center for about 22 years.
In a power-point presentation, the three museums and the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center were described as “contributing organizations.”