The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum, in Harlingen, Texas, features three historical buildings, a historical museum, and an arts and cultural center. One of the historical structures is the former home of Lon C. Hill, the founder of the city. He played a major role in the city's development (one act was to convince a friend who worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad to build tracks to the area). The other two historical buildings are the Paso Real Stagecoach Inn and the city's first hospital. The arts and heritage museum houses historical objects and photographs of the city and the historical museum features rotating cultural exhibits.