Calendar

Feb
24
Sat
Artistry Skill Series: Sewing @ Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
25
Sun
Sunday Speaker Series: Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Rio Grande @ Museum of South Texas History
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

UTRGV professor, Jamie Starling, will present during the Feb. 25 Sunday Speaker Series. Starling’s presentation will explore the Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Rio Grande. Included in general admission.

Sunday Speaker Series: “Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Rio Grande”

EDINBURG, Texas — Feb. 15, 2018 — The Rio Grande Valley is majority Hispanic but there are and were a few people of African descent who settled in this region. To learn more about this complex history, Dr. Jamie Starling, a professor at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, will present “Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Rio Grande” at the Sunday Speaker Series Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

The presentation will discuss the accounts of people of African descent along the Spanish-Mexican frontier of the lower Rio Grande. Most of the research was derived from the legacy of the “Hacienda de Miguel Pérez” in present-day Starr County. The ranch was home to a number of servants of African and Native American heritage. Afro-Mexicans also became soldiers, landholders, and political leaders of note in the region, especially in the first decades after Mexican independence.

Starling has a doctorate’s degree in history from the University of Texas – El Paso and has published articles on intermarriage during the U.S.-Mexico War (American Catholic Studies), Afro-Mexicans in South Texas (The Journal of South Texas), and Catholicism in the colonial period (Password). Starling is the co-founder of the Global Latin America lecture and engagement series at UTRGV.

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.

Photo: Jamie Starling, Ph. D., is a professor at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.

Mar
1
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Mar
7
Wed
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity. Programs take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May. $5 museum members, $10 non-members.

RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

September 6, 2017: Patterns in Nature – There are patterns all around us! Join us as we explore the many patterns found in nature as we read Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails by Betsey Franco. Create your own leaf print to take home!

October 4, 2017: Creep Crawly Science – In celebration of Halloween, join us for a creepy crawly adventure as we read Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk. Learn more about spider webs as you create your own spooky spider web art.

November 1, 2017: Push and Pull! – What is a magnet? How are they used? Join us as we read Pulling Together, Pushing Apart by Natalie Rosinsky. Use the power of magnets to create a one-of-a-kind painting!

December 6, 2017: We Dig Dinos! – Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs as we read Oh Say Can you Dinosaur by Dr. Seuss. Discover the ways scientist learn more about dinosaurs as you create your own dino bones art!

February 7, 2018: My Five Senses – Learn about your five senses and how they help you every day! Join us as we read Look, Listen, Touch and Smell by Pamela Nettleton. Create your own sensory collage as we focus on your sense of touch!

March 7, 2018: Jr. Artist – Discover the world of art and learn about color as we read The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Create your own color-mixing chameleon art as you explore different color combinations!

April 4, 2018: Build a Boat! – Why does a boat float? Why may it sink? Join us as we read The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson. Test out materials that sink and float as you build your own boat and test it on the high seas!

May 2, 2018: Robot Inventor – Explore the dazzling world of robotics as we read The Robot Book by Heather Brown. Get creative and become an inventor as you create your own robot using simple shapes!

Mar
8
Thu
UTRGV Grad Fair 2018 @ UTRGV Fieldhouse
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MOST History Happy Hour: Beer, No Bull @ Museum of South Texas History
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
15
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Apr
4
Wed
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity. Programs take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May. $5 museum members, $10 non-members.

RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

September 6, 2017: Patterns in Nature – There are patterns all around us! Join us as we explore the many patterns found in nature as we read Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails by Betsey Franco. Create your own leaf print to take home!

October 4, 2017: Creep Crawly Science – In celebration of Halloween, join us for a creepy crawly adventure as we read Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk. Learn more about spider webs as you create your own spooky spider web art.

November 1, 2017: Push and Pull! – What is a magnet? How are they used? Join us as we read Pulling Together, Pushing Apart by Natalie Rosinsky. Use the power of magnets to create a one-of-a-kind painting!

December 6, 2017: We Dig Dinos! – Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs as we read Oh Say Can you Dinosaur by Dr. Seuss. Discover the ways scientist learn more about dinosaurs as you create your own dino bones art!

February 7, 2018: My Five Senses – Learn about your five senses and how they help you every day! Join us as we read Look, Listen, Touch and Smell by Pamela Nettleton. Create your own sensory collage as we focus on your sense of touch!

March 7, 2018: Jr. Artist – Discover the world of art and learn about color as we read The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Create your own color-mixing chameleon art as you explore different color combinations!

April 4, 2018: Build a Boat! – Why does a boat float? Why may it sink? Join us as we read The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson. Test out materials that sink and float as you build your own boat and test it on the high seas!

May 2, 2018: Robot Inventor – Explore the dazzling world of robotics as we read The Robot Book by Heather Brown. Get creative and become an inventor as you create your own robot using simple shapes!

Apr
5
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Apr
19
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

May
2
Wed
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
IMAS Young Adventurer Early Childhood Days 2017-2018 @ International Museum of Art & Science | McAllen | Texas | United States

IMAS Young Adventurer Days are special hands-on programs that help introduce our youngest scientists and artists to basic concepts. Each day features a special themed story time and an engaging hands-on activity. Programs take place the first Wednesday of every month from September – May. $5 museum members, $10 non-members.

RATES: IMAS Member: $5/Non-Member $10.
Children must be ages 5 or younger.
Register today!
Call our reservationist at (956) 682-0123, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Spaces are limited.

September 6, 2017: Patterns in Nature – There are patterns all around us! Join us as we explore the many patterns found in nature as we read Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails by Betsey Franco. Create your own leaf print to take home!

October 4, 2017: Creep Crawly Science – In celebration of Halloween, join us for a creepy crawly adventure as we read Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk. Learn more about spider webs as you create your own spooky spider web art.

November 1, 2017: Push and Pull! – What is a magnet? How are they used? Join us as we read Pulling Together, Pushing Apart by Natalie Rosinsky. Use the power of magnets to create a one-of-a-kind painting!

December 6, 2017: We Dig Dinos! – Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs as we read Oh Say Can you Dinosaur by Dr. Seuss. Discover the ways scientist learn more about dinosaurs as you create your own dino bones art!

February 7, 2018: My Five Senses – Learn about your five senses and how they help you every day! Join us as we read Look, Listen, Touch and Smell by Pamela Nettleton. Create your own sensory collage as we focus on your sense of touch!

March 7, 2018: Jr. Artist – Discover the world of art and learn about color as we read The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. Create your own color-mixing chameleon art as you explore different color combinations!

April 4, 2018: Build a Boat! – Why does a boat float? Why may it sink? Join us as we read The Little Boat by Kathy Henderson. Test out materials that sink and float as you build your own boat and test it on the high seas!

May 2, 2018: Robot Inventor – Explore the dazzling world of robotics as we read The Robot Book by Heather Brown. Get creative and become an inventor as you create your own robot using simple shapes!

May
3
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

May
17
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jun
7
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jun
21
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jul
5
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Jul
19
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Aug
2
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/

Aug
16
Thu
Code#RGV @ Mission CEED
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“The Rio Grande Valley’s first social coding event. Music, food, drinks, and geeks. Bring your tools of the trade, and work on your project. Invite others to work with you, or inspire others with your l33t skills. For those that are new to coding, we have you covered.”
http://codergv.com/