Museum of South Texas History

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The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003 following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911. ADMISSION Adults (ages 18+): $7 Seniors w/ ID (ages 62+): $5 Active Military w/ ID: $5 Students w/ ID (ages 13+): $5 Children (ages 4-12): $4 Children (ages 3 and under): Free FRIENDS of MOSTHistory: Free Before noon on Saturdays*: Free *Excludes Special Events STAY CONNECTED #MOSTHistory www.twitter.com/MOSTHistory https://plus.google.com/+MOSTHistoryOrg https://www.youtube.com/c/MOSTHistoryOrg

Mission: …preserving and presenting the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico

Story Time Tuesday - July 2, 2019
07/05/2019

Story Time Tuesday - July 2, 2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History. This second...
07/05/2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History.

This second night of the three-night family adventure included an opportunity to visit the museum's galleries in the River Highway exhibit, which were brought to life with living history interpretation and hands-on activities.

The next Summer Nights at the Museum is Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History. This second...
07/03/2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History.

This second night of the three-night family adventure included an opportunity to visit the museum's galleries in the River Highway exhibit, which were brought to life with living history interpretation and hands-on activities.

The next Summer Nights at the Museum is Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History. This second...
07/02/2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History.

This second night of the three-night family adventure included an opportunity to visit the museum's galleries in the River Highway exhibit, which were brought to life with living history interpretation and hands-on activities.

The next Summer Nights at the Museum is Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History. This second...
06/28/2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Highway was held Thursday, June 27, at the Museum of South Texas History.

This second night of the three-night family adventure included an opportunity to visit the museum's galleries in the River Highway exhibit, which were brought to life with living history interpretation and hands-on activities.

The next Summer Nights at the Museum is Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m.

06/27/2019

Summers Night at the Museum 2019 at 6:30 pm today! Here’s a sneak peek!

What if you could take a trip from Rio Grande City to Brownsville on a steamboat loaded with bales of cotton, ready to e...
06/25/2019
Summer Nights at the Museum – River Highway | MOSTHistory

What if you could take a trip from Rio Grande City to Brownsville on a steamboat loaded with bales of cotton, ready to export past a Union blockade in the Gulf of Mexico? Or, pack your saddle bags to join vaqueros on a cattle drive north through dusty trails and open range? Let your imagination roam the range during Summer Nights at the Museum!

Join us this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the second part of the three-night series!

Programs and Events Officer René Ballesteros (MOSTHistory) and Program Coordinator Derrick Pratt (Chittenango Landing C...
06/24/2019

Programs and Events Officer René Ballesteros (MOSTHistory) and Program Coordinator Derrick Pratt (Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum) discussed how these regions from opposite sides of the country can be similar in social, cultural and economic identities.

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Frontier was held Thursday, June 13, at the Museum of South Texas History.
06/21/2019

Summer Nights at the Museum: River Frontier was held Thursday, June 13, at the Museum of South Texas History.

06/21/2019
Harlingen CISD ACE After-School Program

What a great program!

Thank you to Joe Fox and all the staff at Museum of South Texas History for having us! We had a great time with your educational tours! We took Memorial Middle School and Coakley Middle School ACE students today!
Check out our quick video and watch until the end!
Be sure to SHARE and TAG other fellow parents to continue to spread the word on our FREE ACE After-School Program! You don't want your child to miss their registration spot once we open up ACE registration in late July!
#WeAreHCISD #ACE #JoinACE
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Reva Leanna Rodriguez
Valerie Ann Mena

06/19/2019
MOSTHistory Collection Series: Pedro Jaramillo

Pedro Jaramillo was a curandero, faith healer and folk saint to many in South Texas--and especially in the Rio Grande Valley region. In the museum's collections, there are several artifacts and photographs on Jaramillo's legacy. Check out the video for more nformation.

It's the last few weeks of the temporary exhibit, "Edinburg: Then and Now," at MOSTHistory.Check it out before it's over...
06/14/2019
Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit | MOSTHistory

It's the last few weeks of the temporary exhibit, "Edinburg: Then and Now," at MOSTHistory.

Check it out before it's over! https://mosthistory.org/events/edinburg-then-and-now-exhibit-60/

This temporary exhibit, which was designed by Senior Historian Tom Fort and Associate Education Officer Joseph Fox, features side-by-side comparisons between historic photos of early buildings in Edinburg and recent photos showing what these sites are today. These photos include: the Lipscomb buildi...

Joseph Fox, the associate education officer at MOSTHistory, presented "Lone Star Brewing: Beer and Progressive Country i...
06/10/2019

Joseph Fox, the associate education officer at MOSTHistory, presented "Lone Star Brewing: Beer and Progressive Country in the Texas Mystique" at MOSTHistory June 9 at 2 p.m.

"In the early 1970s, a large number of young Texans moved from rural areas and small towns to much larger cities... this...
06/08/2019
Lone Star Brewing: Beer and Progressive Country in the Texas Mystique | MOSTHistory

"In the early 1970s, a large number of young Texans moved from rural areas and small towns to much larger cities... this migration sparked an energetic music scene dubbed 'Progressive Country'... Looking to capitalize on this music scene, Lone Star beer regional manager Jerry Retzloff established friendships with local musicians and venue owners who voluntarily promoted Lone Star beer to their fans."

And, you know who else was involved with Lone Star Beer? FREDDY FENDER! Hear more during the presentation this Sunday at 2 p.m.

https://mosthistory.org/lone-star-brewing-beer-and-progressive-country-in-the-texas-mystique/

Lone Star Brewing: Beer and Progressive Country in the Texas Mystique by Pamela Morales | May 31, 2019 | News, Programs & Special Events In the early 1970s, a large number of young Texans moved from rural areas and small towns to much larger cities. In Austin, Texas, this migration sparked an energe...

Museum of South Texas History
06/07/2019

Museum of South Texas History

NEW EPISODE: Check out the latest episode on "Stores from the Rio Grande," a podcast by MOSTHistory.In this episode, you...
06/06/2019
Museum of South Texas History • A podcast on Anchor

NEW EPISODE: Check out the latest episode on "Stores from the Rio Grande," a podcast by MOSTHistory.

In this episode, you'll hear from Ruben Villarreal, whose father was the first mayor of the re-incorporated Rio Grande City in the 1990s. Villarreal almost two decades later became the mayor of Rio Grande City as well. Take a listen today!

MOSTHistory: Stories from the Rio Grande will feature interviews and oral histories conducted by the Communications and Education departments.

The first program of Story Time Tuesday began June 4 at the Museum of South Texas History. This year, Girl Scout Troop 3...
06/05/2019

The first program of Story Time Tuesday began June 4 at the Museum of South Texas History.

This year, Girl Scout Troop 398 from Pharr collaborated with the museum by creating a sustainable project for the community, which included sewing faux food items from felt. These faux food items will be used during the program.

In this first program, families learned why "Dragons Love Tacos" and the children served their parents' favorite tacos with felt-play food pieces.

The books in the series all have stories that feature food, an integral part of any culture and especially so in the borderlands of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Story Time Tuesday is appropriate for children, ages 1 to 7, accompanied by a parent.

IT'S TACO TUESDAY!You can make your own felt-play taco at the Museum of South Texas History after a great read aloud pre...
06/04/2019
Story Time Tuesday: Dragons Love Tacos | MOSTHistory

IT'S TACO TUESDAY!

You can make your own felt-play taco at the Museum of South Texas History after a great read aloud presentation. This program is appropriate for children ages 1 to 7 accompanied with an adult.

For more information, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911.

Mondays aren't so bad! Are they?
06/03/2019

Mondays aren't so bad! Are they?

Monday...the start of another work week...don't worry, previous Mission residents knew the struggle as well!

Pictured are past Mission residents at work...An employee on a local grocery store's ( Dondlingers) truck and also pictured is a very excited employee behind the bar at the local Dawson Store. All of this probably taking place on a Monday...😬

#Monday #MissionProud #AAC2019

"Edinburg: Then and Now" exhibit will be on display for another few weeks! This may be your last chance to see this temp...
06/01/2019
Edinburg: Then and Now Exhibit | MOSTHistory

"Edinburg: Then and Now" exhibit will be on display for another few weeks! This may be your last chance to see this temporary exhibit that offers a side-by-side comparison of historic Edinburg sites.

FREE admission until noon today. See you here!

https://mosthistory.org/events/edinburg-then-and-now-exhibit-55/

This temporary exhibit, which was designed by Senior Historian Tom Fort and Associate Education Officer Joseph Fox, features side-by-side comparisons between historic photos of early buildings in Edinburg and recent photos showing what these sites are today. These photos include: the Lipscomb buildi...

The museum isn't only the artifacts or documents you see on display. There are thousands of photographs and documents, a...
05/29/2019
MOSTHistory Collection Series - YouTube

The museum isn't only the artifacts or documents you see on display.

There are thousands of photographs and documents, and hundred of artifacts securely stored and preserved in the museum's collections. These items tell stories of the region, the culture and its people.

Here are several MOSTHistory Collection Series videos that showcase the region by using unseen collection items: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnsHHYB5hh8iQcjNHXW5oozyfV__tgnSD

And, if you have a story to tell, an object to donate or photographs to share, please visit us at the museum or call us at 956-383-6911. Thank you for preserving the borderland heritage!

During the Sunday Speaker Series presentation on June 23, René Ballesteros, from MOSTHistory, and Derrick Pratt, from C...
05/26/2019
Sunday Speaker Series: Connecting Communities Conference | MOSTHistory

During the Sunday Speaker Series presentation on June 23, René Ballesteros, from MOSTHistory, and Derrick Pratt, from Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, will conduct a cross-country video call to discuss the topic of economic identity in South Texas and New York state, respectively. This is a way to highlight how two different communities can share similar prosperity growth.

https://mosthistory.org/events/sunday-speaker-series-connecting-communities-conference/

The Connecting Communities Conference series is set to conclude on Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. with a final conversation between the Museum of South Texas History’s Program and Events Officer René Ballesteros and Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum’s Program Coordinator Derrick Pratt.

Each book read during "Story Time Tuesday," starting June 4, will feature food, an integral part of any culture and espe...
05/24/2019
Story Time Tuesday: Cactus Soup | MOSTHistory

Each book read during "Story Time Tuesday," starting June 4, will feature food, an integral part of any culture and especially so in the borderlands of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. So bring a hearty tummy and taste some delicious borderland-inspired snacks, desserts and more!

This program is appropriate for children, ages 1 to 7, accompanied by a parent.

For more information, visit the event webpage: https://mosthistory.org/events/story-time-tuesday-cactus-soup/

Make plans to enjoy Story Time Tuesday, a program that features a read aloud presentation followed by a hands-on activity.

Address

200 N Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX
78541

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(956) 383-6911

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