Francisco Villa Museum welcomes U18 Pan American Cup
DURANGO, Mexico, May 20, 2019. - Francisco Villa Museum in
Durango welcomed the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup as location of
the preliminary inquiries and general technical meeting of the
competition that grants two tickets to the FIVB World
Joint efforts of the Sports Institute of Durango and its
Director Ana Karen Avila, with the Mexican Volleyball
Federation, the Francisco Villa Museum and the Tourism Office of
Durango, made it possible for the participating teams to visit
the museum during the meetings held on Monday for their official
The facility known as “Palace Zambrano” was a property of miner
Juan José Zambrano, that later became the government of state
building of Durango for more than 150 years. The palace was
given to the Cultural Institute of Durango to house the
Francisco Villa Museum that opened in February 14, 2013.
Its interior preserves murals that tell Mexico’s and Durango’s
history, especially that of iconic Francisco “Pancho” Villa born
in Durango, a revolutionary general and one of the most
prominent figures of the Mexican revolution.
The U18 Pan American Cup will grant two tickets to the FIVB
World Championship in Egypt, one to the top NORCECA
Confederation team and the other to the top ranked team
regardless its confederation.