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Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum

 
 
The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2018
1. The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum Marker
Inscription.  
Museo Histórico de la Sierra Gorda
Este recinto fue construido en 1576 por órdenes del Virrey Martín Enríquez de Almanza, por lo que es uno de los edificios más antiguos de Jalpan. Funcionó como cárcel por más de 50 años y posteriormente como fuerte militar. En 1991 se fundó el Museo Histórico de la Sierra Gorda, que muestra la herencia artística, cultural e histórica de esta zona. Las ocho salas de exhibición narran la riqueza y diversidad de la huasteca queretana. Una de ellas está dedicada a la Reserva de la Biosfera y funciona como sala interactiva. Otra, a la importancia de la misiones franciscanas. Las demás exhiben piezas desde el periodo prehispánico hasta la Reforma, incluyendo la conquista y otros movimientos históricos. Además, se encuentran diversos grabados y objetos que despliegan la cultura actual serrana.

Las puertas del museo están abiertas de martes a domingo de las 10:00 a 15.00 hrs. y de las 17:00 a 19:00 hrs.

English:
Sierra Gorda Historical Museum
This construction was built on 1576 under the rule of the Viceroy Martín Enríquez de Almanza, which makes
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it one of the oldest buildings in Jalpan. It was used as prison for more than 50 years, and further in time it was a military fortress. On august 1991, the Sierra Gorda Historical Museum was founded, showing the artistic, historical and cultural inheritance of the area. The eight exhibition rooms show the richness and diversity offered by the Sierra Gorda. One of them is dedicated to the Sierra Gorda's Biosphere Reserve and works as an interactive room; another one shows the importance of the Franciscan Missions. All the others exhibit pieces from the prehistoric period up to Reformation, including México's conquest and other historic movements. Also there are diverse engravings and objects displaying the current Sierra culture.

Museum doors open from Tuesday till Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationMan-Made Features. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1991.
 
Location. 21° 13.083′ N, 99° 28.422′ W. Marker is in Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro. Marker is on Carretera Jalpan de Serra - Xijitla (Route 120) just west of Calle Petra de Mayorca, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jalpan de Serra QUE 76340, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bells of the Camino Real (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Santiago de Jalpan Franciscan Mission
The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2018
2. The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum Marker
The marker is to the left in this view of the rear of the museum.
(about 90 meters away); Friar Junipero Serra (about 90 meters away); Chronology of the Saint James Mission of Jalpan (about 90 meters away); Junípero Serra Chapel (about 120 meters away); Mission of Santiago de Jalpan (about 120 meters away); 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the Mission at Jalpan (about 150 meters away); The Francisco Javier Mina Federal Secondary School (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jalpan de Serra.
 
The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2018
3. The Sierra Gorda Historical Museum
This view from Calle Independencia shows the entrance to the museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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