This museum chronicles the evolution of Conjunto, an early form of Tejano or “Tex-Mex” music. European, Mexican and American music merged in the early 1900s as working-class musicians on both sides of the border played the accordion and the bajo sexto (12-string guitar) in a style dubbed Conjunto (Spanish for “group”). Players such as Narciso Martinez, Santiago Almeida, Santiago Jimenez, Sr. and Valerio Longoria made the music popular across South Texas and beyond.
Watch the video below to learn more about Hispanic Cultures in Texas. This video was 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
Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Adults: $3, Ages 12 and under: $1.50
Admission also includes the San Benito History Museum and the Freddy Fender Museum.
Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.