Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 26 July 2013 08:00
MISSION—Some things take time. It was more than five years ago when board members of the Mission Historical Museum dreamed of creating a landscaped courtyard area between the Shary Building and the museum annex.
That dream became a reality Friday, July 19, as museum board members were joined by Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas, city council members, and other of the community in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the $250,000 landscaping project.
The two Mission Historical Museum buildings are now connected by a beautiful garden and event outdoor area. Visitors can now enjoy a the nicely landscaped area featuring a grassy area, a brick paver-lined patio with a decorative fountain, updated parking and ramp accesses, bricked and cement walkways, a rock garden, and butterfly and native plant habitats. A newly-constructed wrought-iron fence encloses the museum grounds, completing the “connected” feeling the museum desired. A large gateway entrance features the City of Mission logo.