National Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us once again, and to celebrate the occasion, South Texas College's Mexican American Studies Program is hosting "Border Studies," an art exhibition of photographs and maps highlighting the vitality of the places, people and cultural patterns of the Texas-Mexico border region.

The exhibit, which details the historical relocations of the border, is funded by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, created with support from the Texas Commission on the Arts. It will be on display through Oct. 16 in STC's Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room during the library's hours of operation.

"The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries," said History Instructor and Event Co-coordinator Sean Kennedy. "It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. And this is why we are proud to present this exceptional exhibit during our Pl√°ticas Sol de Aztl√°n Chicana/o Lecture Series. We look forward to having the public view and learn from this rare collection of photographs and maps that detail the hope and anxiety of the border region."

The program is made possible by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, museum exhibitions and documentary films.

For more information about the display contact Sean Kennedy at 956-872-2654.

For more information related to the Mexican American Studies Program or about the lecture series contact Victor Gomez at 956-872-2094.