SAN BENITO – It was with great enthusiasm that city and community leaders broke ground on the future home of the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum.
For the past 20 years, city leaders have planned for a museum to showcase the city's expansive history.
The 6,932-sf building is just off Heywood St. on 2.18 acres at San Benito Plaza, which is smack in the middle of what might be considered San Benito's Cultural District.
The project that will display the best of San Benito is going to be a $1.7 million project.
Funding will be from a $1 million EDA grant and $700,000 that was set aside from its general fund.
The future guitar shaped building will house the Freddy Fender Museum, the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame and Museum and the San Benito History Museum.
City commissioners have entered into a contract with Jones Construction of Weslaco to build the new museum.
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