The charity celebrates 20 years with a revamp and design of its facilities, sponsored by La-Z-Boy of McAllen, who will raffle off a mini-makeover to contributors before 9/21.
Craft beer and food from local restaurants, plus live music and games to support the zoo. $25 pre-sale or $30 at the door.
UTRGV Men’s Soccer vs San Diego State
Streaming Video: http://www.wacsports.com/live
UTRGV Women’s Soccer at Oral Roberts
Streaming Video: http://www.oruathletics.com/broadcast/ORUSN
UTRGV Women’s Cross Country Islander Splash
UTRGV Men’s Cross Country Islander Splash
Brownsville has its own farmer’s market each week, across the street from Gladys Porter Zoo.
Our weekly market brings together local produce, artisan food, arts & crafts and more.
UTRGV Volleyball vs New Mexico State
Streaming Video: http://www.wacsports.com/live
Tickets start at $20.
IMAS extends the fun this summer with one hour monthly art workshops exploring a different topic each time. Included in regular admission.
Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops! These workshops are perfect for learners of all ages and skill levels.
WATERCOLOR DRAWING (June 25)
Explore the world of superheroes as we create comic book art using pen and watercolor paint.
MOSAICS (July 30)
Learn the process of creating mosaics. Create your own mosaic of a fish to take home.
BOTANICAL PRINTMAKING (August 27)
Get inspired by the summer flowers throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about the process of printmaking as we create botanical prints.
LANDSCAPE PAINTING (September 17)
Discover the process of creating one of the most popular painting subjects: landscape. Learn the tips and tricks used by artists when working with acrylic paint as you create your own Valley-inspired landscape painting.
*Space is limited.
*Included in the price of General Admission.
*Free for IMAS Members.
RSVP today by calling (956) 681-2800.
UTRGV Women’s Soccer at Little Rock
Streaming Video: http://lrtrojans.com/watch/
“Dr. Lino García Jr., a professor at UTRGV, will present about Colonial Spanish Texas 1528-1821 during the Sunday Speaker Series Sept. 24.” Included in regular admission.
Sunday Speaker Series: Colonial Spanish Texas 1528-1821
Local university professor to present Sept. 24
EDINBURG, Texas — Sept. 14 — The Museum of South Texas History welcomes UTRGV professor Dr. Lino García Jr. to present “Colonial Spanish Texas – 1528-1821” on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. Following the presentation, García will be signing his book, “Colonial Spanish Texas and Other Essays,” which will be available for purchase in The Museum Store.
García has been called an “ambassador of Texas” with over 50 presentations made about his research on Hispanic human events that have occurred on Texas soil since the arrival of the Spanish in 1528. García’s message is clear: We can no longer deny the seamless Texas history that began with the native peoples populating Texas for more than 12,000 years before the first Europeans arrived in the region. That culture, blended with the Spanish-Mexican culture, formed the foundation of many events and institutions, over the course of many historical events, that led to present-day Texas culture. School children of Texas, now with an over 50 percent Hispanic student body, deserve a greatly enriched education and appreciation for the many different cultures that have made the state of Texas great. García will also discuss the influence of non-Hispanics on Texas history.
García holds a doctorate in Spanish Literature and Latin-American Studies from Tulane University, and he has received numerous honors and awards for his work. A native of Brownsville, García is an eighth generation Tejano. His ancestors, the Longoria-Chapa family, arrived on Texas soil with Col. José de Escandón y Helguera in 1749 and were recipients of Spanish Land Grants (porciones) awarded by King Carlos III of Spain in 1767. García served in the US Navy on a destroyer vessel during the Korean War, earning two battle stars for combat duties. Currently, García holds the chair of Professor Emeritus of Spanish Literature and Coordinator of the Spanish Texas Studies Project at UTRGV–Edinburg where he has taught and served on the as faculty and as an administrator since 1967.
Sunday Speakers Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.
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 North Closner Boulevard 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 Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.