Due to its proximity to Fort McKavett, Presidio de San Sabá, and the San Saba River, the Menard area has a rich, multi-generational history of Mexican American families. Club Victoria holds decades of memories for local Tejanos beginning during World War II. As area Tejanos responded to the call to service, an old barracks was put to use when locals, friends, and family members gathered to celebrate the successful return of the Hispanic community from the war and mourn those lost. The club honored groups during a period of segregation when Mexican Americans could not go to other clubs. Now a large events center, the club exhibits the history and fosters the same spirit of community by hosting celebratory gatherings such as reunions and parties.
Watch the videos below to learn more about Hispanic military service in Texas and the history of Club Victoria. The videos were produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage
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