Bring the family for a historic adventure
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EDINBURG, Texas — Come one! Come all! The final Summer Nights at the Museum adventure is Thursday, July 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family for a night full of hands-on activities, interaction with living history re-enactors, music and entertainment.
The featured River Crossroads exhibit will be the setting where families discover the great social and technological feats of the 20th century. A Scavenger Hunt will lead explorers through activities and games that teach how water was pumped from the river to canals for irrigation, how train conductors would communicate with depot workers and how the Rio Grande Valley’s citrus was picked, packed and shipped. At the end of the night, turn in your completed Scavenger Hunt for a special prize from Raising Cane’s. Don’t forget to stop by Raising Cane’s table for free lemonade!
Choo choo! Did you hear that? It’s 1904, and the railroad has finally reached South Texas with trains full of modern farming equipment and new people looking to make a living. Let’s send it back with fresh citrus and cars full of vegetables while watching our families and cities grow too.
Dress like a Mexican revolutionary, learn how the railroad impacted the region and use a decoder to decipher secret military telegraphs. Be transported into the WWII era by learning to spot enemy planes and working on a recycled goods drive. All at the Museum of South Texas History!
Admission to Summer Nights at the Museum is the regular admission price, passes and coupons excluded: Adults (ages 18+) $8; seniors (ages 62+) and students with ID (13+) $6; children ages 4 to 12, $5; children ages 3 and under are free. As a participating museum in the Blue Star Museums, all active duty military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission to all three Summer Nights at the Museum. Become a FRIEND of MOSTHistory to attend all three Summer Nights at the Museum—and more—for FREE. For more information about Summer Nights at the Museum or becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please call the museum at 956-383-6911.
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 MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.