“The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Winter Texans and retirement community to enjoy a special tour and presentation Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m.” $5 seniors, $7 adults.
Winter Texan Wednesdays: Conjunto in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas — Jan. 12, 2018 — The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Winter Texans and the retirement community in the Rio Grande Valley to its new Winter Texan Wednesday series. This program will introduce visitors to the museum and include a further in-depth presentation about particular periods in this region’s history. The next Winter Texan Wednesday: Conjunto in the Rio Grande Valley is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m.
Museum staff will guide visitors on a short tour of a gallery that is part of the museum’s permanent Rio Grande Legacy exhibition. Following the tour, visitors will be invited to the Courtyard Gallery. Once settled, staff and guests speakers will lecture further on the topic of choice.
The presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 24, will highlight the “Soy de Tejas” exhibit. In the 1930s, migrant workers adopted the accordion and developed a new style of music called conjunto regional. Joseph Fox, the associate education officer at MOSTHistory, will lead the tour of the “Soy de Tejas” exhibit which showcases a variety of musical instruments and records. Following the tour, Roy Rodriguez, from the Hub City Conjunto and Tejano Museum, will give a multimedia presentation on conjunto music.
Winter Texan Wednesdays series is included in the regular admission fee: Adults (18-61) $7 and Seniors (62+) $5. No reservations are required. For more information about this program, please contact the museum at 956-383-6911. For group tour inquiries, please contact the Education Department at 956-383-6911 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.
Photo: Joseph Fox, the associate education officer, guides Winter Texans through the River Crossroads exhibit during a Winter Texan Wednesday program.
“This presentation will feature Deval Pino Shah, the photographer and author of “Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction” with narratives by architectural historian, Stephen Fox.” Included in regular admission.