Experience the museum in a fun, new way while enjoying food, drinks and more. $15 /$10 members/non-members. 21+ only. Stop by the museum or call 956-383-6911 for tickets.
The History of “Wildcatters and Revolutionaries” at MOSTHistory
Learn more about the Valley’s oil prospectors and Mexican revolutionaries March 30
EDINBURG, Texas — March 17, 2017 — The MOSTHistory Happy Hour series is a great way to learn more about South Texas and northeastern Mexico heritage while enjoying a relaxing, sociable environment. On Thursday, March 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., young professionals – and the young at heart – can join the MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Wildcatters and Revolutionaries event for an evening of beer tasting, great appetizers and other historically engaging fun activities.
During the event, guests can explore the museum’s River Crossroads gallery, which tells the story of the Rio Grande Valley during the 20th century, through a competitive and interactive scavenger hunt. MOSTHistory staff and other historians will be available to provide information on the roles of independent oilers, known as wildcatters, and the effects that Mexican revolutionaries had on the Rio Grande Valley and its residents. Local costumed interpreters, Los Liberadores, will portray men and women fighters of the Mexican Revolution. Guests can also test their marksmanship at the Revolutionary Firing Range by shooting at empty cans off a board with rubber band guns.
MOSTHistory Happy Hour also partners with businesses and individuals from the Rio Grande Valley to make these events relevant to the region. This month’s event will include a new partner: The Prelude Songwriters Club from Harlingen, Texas. Jose Sanchez, a singer-songwriter residing at South Padre Island, is part of the organization and will entertain the crowd with music of the 20th century and original compositions.
The beer tasting selection is from Guns and Oil Brewery out of Austin, Texas, which specializes in brews resembling “traditionally brewed pre-prohibition style full-bodied American lagers.” Wine will also be provided for those who wish to skip the beer tasting. Guests who aren’t hungry enough for a full dinner can enjoy local food truck and caterers Q’in It Up BBQ. The master chefs of Q’in It Up BBQ will provide great food that has been prepared and cooked at several cook offs in Texas including the National BBQ Cook-Off in Meridian, Texas. Q’in It Up can also be found serving their award-winning barbecue at The Landmark Lounge located at the Best Western Plus in Edinburg, Texas.
MOSTHistory Happy Hour is a new and fun way to experience to the Museum of South Texas History. Enjoy the evening at MOSTHistory by making reservations today at 956-383-6911. Follow us on Facebook/MOSTHistory or www.mosthistory.org for the latest details about this great event.
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.