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Francisco Villa Museum

Parral

On July 20, 1923, in the city of Parral, José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, better known as Pancho Villa, the Centaur of the North, leader of the Mexican Revolution, was killed during an ambush.

The house of two floors that is in front of the place where the events occurred -on calle Gabino Barreda- became the Francisco Villa Museum. There, the events that culminated in his death are narrated and crime related objects, photos and other documents are exhibited. Every year, on July 20th, a recreation of this historical event takes place in the same place.

Another place related to the revolutionary chief is el Museo de Sitio Centauro del Norte (“The Northern Centaur Site Museum”), which is also the only wax museum in the entire state of Chihuahua. After the deadly attack on Villa and his escorts, the bodies were moved to the rooms of a hotel he owned on Calle Pedro Teodulo Gómez 2, which is where this second museum is located.

Throughout the six rooms of the exhibition there are bronze figures of Villa, photographs of the Parral in 1923, a reproduction of the car in which he was driving at the time of the ambush and wax figures of the participants, videos about the plot and the events, a model of the tragic journey and the newspapers of the time reporting on the assassination.

On July 20, 1923, in the city of Parral, José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, better known as Pancho Villa, the Centaur of the North, leader of the Mexican Revolution, was killed during an ambush.

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The house of two floors that is in front of the place where the events occurred -on calle Gabino Barreda- became the Francisco Villa Museum. There, the events that culminated in his death are narrated and crime related objects, photos and other documents are exhibited. Every year, on July 20th, a recreation of this historical event takes place in the same place.

Another place related to the revolutionary chief is el Museo de Sitio Centauro del Norte (“The Northern Centaur Site Museum”), which is also the only wax museum in the entire state of Chihuahua. After the deadly attack on Villa and his escorts, the bodies were moved to the rooms of a hotel he owned on Calle Pedro Teodulo Gómez 2, which is where this second museum is located.

Throughout the six rooms of the exhibition there are bronze figures of Villa, photographs of the Parral in 1923, a reproduction of the car in which he was driving at the time of the ambush and wax figures of the participants, videos about the plot and the events, a model of the tragic journey and the newspapers of the time reporting on the assassination.

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