Sharyland High School’s Commemorative Apollo 11 Exhibit Now on Display at the Mission Historical Museum

Sharyland High School’s Commemorative Apollo 11 Exhibit Now on Display at the Mission Historical Museum
Posted on 06/10/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Sharyland High School’s Commemorative Apollo 11 Exhibit Now on Display at the Mission Historical MuseumTo commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing on July 20, 1969, the Sharyland High School History Department, in partnership with the Mission Historical Museum are proud to present their Space Race Rocket Triad exhibit. The exhibit, features three 8-foot scaled models of the American Space Race rockets used by NASA during the 1960s. The earliest of the three rockets, is the Mercury-Redstone, which was used by the United States for Project Mercury, which put the first Americans in space. The second, is the Titan-II, a repurposed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which was used in Project Gemini to test the logistical operations needed to travel to the Moon. The final rocket, is the Saturn V, of the Apollo Program, which through its five stages allowed Americans to land on the Moon.

The exhibit models were created by the Special Topics in Social Studies’ students of Sharyland High School as a semester long service learning project. They used a wood and cardboard framework, along with paper mache to create a scaled model, of which they then painted to the likeness of the actual rockets. Alongside the rockets, the Saturn V exhibit features an interactive video display, which provides the audience with an overview of the various space exploration accomplishments by both the United States and the Soviet Union. 

The exhibit is currently on display at the Mission Historical Museum till early September. The museum locate at 900 Doherty Ave. in downtown Mission, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Sharyland High School’s Apollo 11 exhibit, is the third summer exhibit featured through their partnership with the Mission Historical Museum, previous works have been their Berlin Wall exhibit, their Generation X Rubik’s Cube and Arcade Game exhibit, and their Crime in America Studies and Holocaust and Genocide Studies Capstone Project. Special Topics in Social Studies Teacher, Robert Barbosa said, “he would like to thank the museum, because this partnership allows our students to not only able to study history, but also learn the concepts and skills practiced by real historians, in putting their own exhibits together, and educate the public at the same time.”