Jewish History of the Rio Grande Valley

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Jillian Glantz’s “Remember My Soul” to be shown at MOSTHistory

“Remember my Soul” a film by Jillian Glantz (Photo: Facebook)

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Jillian Glantz returns to MOSTHistory to present and showcase her documentary on Jewish history in the Rio Grande Valley. Courtesy photo.

EDINBURG, Texas — A special documentary screening of “Remember My Soul” will take place at the Museum of South Texas History Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. Jillian Glantz, the director of the documentary and recipient of the Engaged Scholar Award for Creative Works, will host a Q & A after the screening.

“Remember My Soul” unearths the history of Sephardic Jews in South Texas and explores how their contributions to regional customs and culture have shaped the identity of people in the borderlands. Over the summer, “Remember My Soul” was requested by the Library of Congress to add to its collection on crypto-Judaic studies. The film screened at the San Antonio Film Festival in August 2019 and later this month at the CineSol Film Festival on South Padre Island.

Glantz is a senior at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley studying political science, criminal justice, and Mexican American studies. She grew up in Dallas before spending several years in Austin directing short films and working on projects with talent such as Richard Linklater and Al Pacino. After a stint teaching English in Beijing, Glantz came back to the U.S. and, eventually, made her way down to the Valley to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Currently, she lives in Houston, Texas.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present their FRIENDship card at the Admissions Desk.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.

About Museum of South Texas History

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The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit, like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.

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