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The Museum of South Texas and the City of Edinburg are teaming up this year to provide free virtual programming on Día de los Muertos observations, traditions and celebrations. The City of Edinburg will kick off the two-week virtual programming Monday, Oct. 19, and the museum will follow Sunday, Oct. 25. To start the programming with MOSTHistory is the Sunday Speaker Series Online Sunday, Oct. 25. Photo courtesy: Dr. Servando Hinojosa
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EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce Dr. Servando Hinojosa as the next guest presenter for the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation “Reflecting on Día de los Muertos: Life, Healing and Family,” which is set for Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. This presentation is part of the two-week digital programming, Día de los Muertos: Los Muertos Bailan, with the City of Edinburg.

Día de los Muertos celebrations face new challenges in the times of Covid-19 and social distancing. However, some traditions never change. Hinojosa, anthropology professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will discuss Día de los Muertos traditions, and encourage guests to consider the possibility of new ways to observe this day.

Hinojosa earned a doctorate’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at Tulane in 1999. His studies focus on medical anthropology, with special interest in Latin America. During research, he has traveled to Peru, Guatemala and Turkey. He’s currently a faculty partner in the Traditional Mexican American Folklore holding at UTRGV’s Border Studies Archive.

To watch the live presentation, please visit facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Viewers are encouraged to interact with the presenter by posting questions and comments on the live chat. The presentation will also be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s Facebook page and website.

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.

About 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 downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. 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 and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.

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