Explore the museum, network and sample food and drinks in this 21+ only happy hour event. $15 ($10 for museum members). Tickets: 956-383-6911.
MOSTHistory Happy Hour: River Frontier
Experience the museum in a new, exciting way
EDINBURG, Texas — May 19, 2017 — Break from the usual after-work routine and discover the Museum of South Texas History while meeting other young professionals on Thursday, May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s event will include a strategic gallery game, a live performance by Eddie Saenz, catering from Rudy’s Country Store and B.B.Q. and craft beer samples from Legal Draft Beer Company.
Guests can start their experience by learning more about South Texas history with a walk through the first part of Rio Grande Legacy, the three-part signature exhibition at MOSTHistory which tells the story of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico heritage. River Frontier covers pre-history to the struggle for Mexican independence and helps introduce the earliest history of the region. Gallery games are one of the most popular parts of the MOSTHistory Happy Hour series, so guests are sure to meet new people and learning more about stories from the River Frontier exhibit by participating in this month’s strategic gallery game.
Once the gallery games are complete, guests can mingle and enjoy the craft beer sample tasting provided by Legal Draft Beer Company, a brewery located in Arlington, Texas. For non-beer drinkers, samples from White Claw Hard Seltzer and wine by Cambridge & Sunset and Elana Wine will be available. Beverages will be served by Happy Hour FRIENDS from Landmark Lounge and Ignite Lounge. Both businesses will offer a 15 percent discount to MOSTHistory Happy Hour guests with wristbands at their locations Thursday night only. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Established in 1989, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q has branched out from Leon Springs to become a Texas favorite with its 100 percent wood-fired oak Bar-B-Q. Vegetarian options will also be available.
MOSTHistory Happy Hour aims to provide a unique social environment in which young professionals can mix and mingle and to provide an opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent. Bringin’ his honky-tonk music to the museum is singer and songwriter Eddie Saenz, a native to Edinburg. Saenz is a sponsored artist from The Prelude Songwriter’s Club in Harlingen and is gearing up to release his debut, full-length album, “17 hours,” in mid-June. Guests will have the chance to preview the 10-song album which is “a reflection on youthful recklessness, restlessness and ultimate transition into adulthood.”
This event is for individuals 21 and over. Guests can pay for reservations ahead of time in order to secure their spots. General admission is $15 and FRIENDS of MOSTHistory pay $10. Please call the museum at 956-383-6911 and ask for Cedar Risica, the assistant development officer, to make your reservations.
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.
IMAS launches monthly, hour-long art workshops on the last Sunday of the month February-May. $3 members, $10 non-members. RSVP by calling (956) 682-0123.
Dive into the world of fine art during these one-hour workshops!
These workshops are perfect for leaners of all ages and skill levels.
Workshop space is limited.
January 26th: Charcoal Drawing: Learn the basics of charcoal drawing as you create your own charcoal and chalk pastel self-portrait!
March 26: Fresco Painting: Learn the ancient art of fresco painting as you prepare your own painting surface and create a masterpiece!
April 30: Watercolor Painting: Channel your inner Monet as you learn the art of watercolor painting and create a landscape “impression.”
May 28: Cellophane Panels: Explore the world of contemporary light art and color mixing as you use colored cellophane panels to create your own stunning light artwork.
IMAS hosts week-long educational summer camps for grades K-8, June-August covering a variety of fun topics. $180/$160 non-members/members ($100/$90 for Pre K only) for each week-long session.
$180 Full Day
$100 Half Day (PreK only)
$160 Full Day
$90 Half Day (PreK only)
Before Care: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
After Care: 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Before Care OR After Care: $25 per week
Before Care AND After Care: $40 per week
• Full Day Sessions are Monday -Friday from 9AM-4PM.
• Half Day sessions are Monday-Friday from 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM.
Spaces are limited.
Please note, snacks may not meet dietary restrictions.
Our camps are peanut free!
9am-12pm: BUBBLEOLOGY: Bubble gum, bubble baths… Bubbles are everywhere! Explore the world of bubbles and learn the science behind the forces that mold these fragile shapes.
1pm-4pm: RAINBOW WORLDS:What makes a rainbow appear in the sky? Learn all about color and the properties of rainbows in this exciting and colorful camp.
9am-12pm: JR. ENGINEER:Do you love building, tinkering, and creating? Become an engineer for the week as you build bridges, skyscrapers, racetracks, and more!
1pm-4pm:DINO RUMBLE: Explore the ancient world of dinosaurs as you study real fossils, get messy with a dino dig and meet the museum’s dinosaur descendants.
9am-12pm: BLAST OFF!: Train to become an outer-space explorer! Build and launch a rocket fueled by soda pop and get messy with galaxy inspired space slime!
1pm-4pm:UNDER THE SEA: Dive into the deepest oceans to explore all the mysteries of the sea. Discover the colorful fish and plants that call the ocean home!
July 31-Aug. 4
9am-12pm: JUNGLE FEVER: Get ready for a wild time as we travel through the jungle and learn all about ecosystems and the animals that work together to make their homes.
1pm-4pm: BUGS WORLD: Join us for a creepy, crawly adventure as we learn all about insects and arachnids. Meet our live bugs and create artworks inspired by the bug world!
MAD SCIENTIST: Let your mad scientist out as you make objects disappear, use explosions to create art and perfect your evil laugh as you make bubbling potions!
JR. DETECTIVE :Put your sleuth skills to the test as you examine the evidence and solve the crime! Use fingerprints, observational skills, and more to identify the culprit!
ENGINEER IT: Become an engineer as you compete in engineering challenges inspired by nature. Meet some animals who inspire engineers across the world and drive an aquatic robot!
SUPERHERO SCIENCE: Explore the science behind your favorite superheroes with thrilling hands-on experiments. Create your own superhero comic to share with your friends.
SPACE ACADEMY: Train to be an astronaut at the IMAS space academy! Explore gravity, discover our amazing solar system, launch your own rocket and more!
POKEWORLDZ: Explore the fanciful world of Pokémon as we discover the science behind the most popular characters. Create your own comic, discover the electrifying power of pikachu and more!
July 31-Aug. 4
EXPEDITION TO THE UNKNOWN: Join IMAS on an expedition as we explore places unknown and untraveled. Discover the amazing animals found around the world, build your own expedition rover and more!
MY 5 SENSES: Sight, smell, taste, touch and sound. How important are our five senses? Learn more about our senses and how they help us every day as we put your senses to the test!
BOOM, FIZZ, POP, SCIENCE: Become a chemist during this slimy, explosive week of camp. Discover the chemical reactions happening all around us, and even use chemical reactions to inflate a balloon!
CSI EXTRAVAGANZA: Hone your observational skills and learn all about forensics as you solve a mystery at the museum. Collect evidence as you learn about fingerprint, hair, and fiber analysis.
VIDEO GAME TECH: Design your own blocky world with any terrain you can imagine. Build waterfalls and secret mountain passages as you learn about computer coding.
SUPERHERO POWER: How can Superman lift 5x his weight? How can Spiderman’s web be strong enough to lift him? Explore the science behind superhero feats during this thrilling week of camp!
JOURNEY TO SPACE: Join us on an adventure through the solar system! Blast into space as we build and launch rockets. Explore the planets, discover the stars, travel outside of the milky way and more!
POKÉMON SCIENCE: Learn the science behind your favorite Pokémon characters as we explore their different types and powers. Learn about the process of making a cartoon as you create a storyboard.
July 31-Aug. 4
KEEPIN’ IT GREEN: Become an earth scientist for the week as we explore the many ways we can help conserve our planet! Test water, learn about the impacts of pollution, and build an aquatic robot.
HUMAN BODY: Take a virtual tour through the human body and discover the systems that keep us alive. Learn all about the tiny super cells inside us which protect us, self-heal, and change as we grow.
ANIMAL FORENSICS: Discover the new field of animal forensics and learn how specialists collect data, use chemical techniques, and species identification to solve wildlife crimes. Put your skills to the test during a mock crime scene investigation.
FACT OR FICTION?: Become a mythbuster as you explore the true science behind superheroes, magic tricks, and popular YouTube sensations. Put each feat to the test with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and more! Can you tell fact from fiction?
COMIC BOOK ARTIST: Delve into the wonders of animation. We will explore cartooning, comics and anime with fun and immersive fine art projects. Learn about careers in the field of animation and how some of your favorite films are created.
AMAZING ANATOMY: Discover what you’re made of as we explore human anatomy and see just how amazing the human body is. Explore the mechanics of body motion and organ systems with dissections, demonstrations, and experiments!