AAA Editor Notes
Museum of Mexican History (Museo de Historia Mexicana) is in the center of the downtown historic area at Calle Dr. Coss #445. The top floor of this large, two-story building across from the main plaza is devoted to the history of Mexico from prehistoric times to the present. Exhibits organized by century feature ancient clay artifacts, tools and foods; the evolution of Mexican textiles; transportation, religion and politics; and such cultural mainstays as music and TV shows.
Underground burial vaults and grain storage are depicted through the use of a Plexiglas floor. The downstairs section has rotating exhibits and the Hall of Ivories (Sala de Marfiles), displaying silver crowns and other decorative objects. Next door is the Museum of the Northeast (Museo de Noreste), with exhibits focusing on northern Mexican history and the region's cultural ties to Texas. Across the street is the Palace Museum (Museo del Palacio).