Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day returns Feb. 16

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Families can enjoy a day of historical demonstrations, live performances

Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, invites the community to celebrate Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MOSTHistory will feature the tortilla and the question: flour or corn tortilla?

This family-friendly event will include live music by local artists, folklórico dancers, delicious home style-infused foods, local heritage organizations, historical demonstrations and wall-to-wall activities. And, returning to MOSTHistory is Matt & The Herdsmen, a local band, ready to rock as the headline performance. This five-man band has a tug and pull filled with country twang, soft ballads and a punch in the face with the Texas/Red Dirt sound. The band has shared the stage with top-tier talent such as Toby Keith, Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Kyle Park, William Clark Green, Pat Green, and Mike and the Moonpies. From hallowed dance halls to MOSTHistory, the band has performed at many of Texas’ most popular venues.

For the latest updates on this community event, please visit or call the museum at 956-383-6911. The special event admission fees are $8 for adults (ages 18+); $6 for seniors with ID (ages 62+), active military and students with ID (ages 13+); $5 for children (ages 4 to 12) and free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present a valid FRIENDship card at the Admissions.

About Museum of South Texas History

The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m. – 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, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.

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