Join the Branigan Cultural Center Friday, July 6 at 5pm for our First Friday Ramble and a discussion by exhibit collaborator Raymond Cobos. After the discussion, Mr. Cobos will lead a group outside to meet Bracero re-enactors who will be answering questions and sharing their stories.
The Bracero Program ran from 1942 through 1964 to meet the demands of agriculture and the railroad industry that was hit by a massive labor shortage caused by World War II. This massive effort to help feed the U.S. brought over 4.5 million immigrant workers to the united states from Mexico.
Braceros: Melding History and Art features sculptures by Diana LeMarbe accompanied by Jeri Desrocher’s paintings and historical research by Raymond Cobos help bring together art and history to tell a visual story of the men in the Bracero Program.
Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 N. Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.