The museum was built by the Quintanilla
family in 1998 in response to the thousands of letters mailed to them
by fans expressing their desire to have Selena's memory shared with
the public. The Quintanilla family offers the museum as a memorial
to the achievements and life of their beloved daughter.
The museum is quickly becoming
one of the top tourist attractions in South Texas. It continues
to attract a steady flow of visitors from throughout the country and
world. Eager to experience the city that Selena called home, visitors
have arrived from as far away as Australia and Japan. The museum
displays her red Porsche, awards, stage outfits, and other memorabilia.