A series of three family-friendly, hands-on, interactive history nights starts June 8th.
Summer Nights at the Museum kicks off June 8 at 7 p.m.
Bring the whole family to enjoy the three-night series
EDINBURG, Texas — May 25, 2017 — Back for its seventh year, the Museum of South Texas History presents Summer Nights at the Museum on June 8, June 22 and July 6 at 7 p.m. This three-night series brings history to the present with hands-on activities, living history re-enactors and so much more. Guests will discover history firsthand by diving into an interactive adventure that takes them through the museum’s Rio Grande Legacy exhibition.
A puppet show will begin the night and set the stage for the Find Me If You Can game, which features characters to be found within the galleries and recorded on game cards when located. A nightly winner of a prize from the Museum Store will be drawn from completed cards. Guests that participate in the Find Me If You Can games all three nights will be entered into the Summer Nights at the Museum Grand Prize drawing.
The River Frontier exhibit will be the focus for June 8 and showcase the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico from prehistory to the Spanish Colonial era to the end of the Mexican War of Independence. Favorite activities such as mammoth hunting, the archaeological dig pit and rebozo wrapping will return this year. Learn how Spanish explorers struggled to survive in a new land and how they navigated the seas to arrive in the New World.
On June 22, the River Highway exhibit will feature the history of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico from the beginning of the Texas Revolution, to the steamboat era on the Rio Grande to United States Civil War and cattle kingdom, to the end of the 19th century. The steamboat and wharf will be loaded with tradesmen, musicians and stocked with cotton to trade. Guests will learn about vaquero skills such as roping, cattle roundup and cattle branding.
Finally the River Crossroads exhibit will be on display on July 6 when families will discover the great technological feats of the 20th century. Dress like a Mexican revolutionary, learn the impact of the railroad lines, and use a decoder to decipher secret military telegraphs. Be transported into the WWII era by learning to spot enemy planes, working on a recycled goods drive, and looking through a German U-boat periscope.
All of this and more awaits families and children of all ages at the Museum of South Texas History’s Summer Nights at the Museum. Don’t forget that guests who complete all three game cards will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. We hope to see your family at all three nights!
Admission to Summer Nights at the Museum is the regular admission price, passes and coupons excluded: Adults (ages 18+) $7; seniors (ages 62+) and students with ID (13+) $5; children ages 4 to 12, $4; children ages 3 and under are free. As a participating museum in the Blue Star Museums, all active duty military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission to all three Summer Nights at the Museum. Become a FRIEND of the museum to attend all three Summer Nights at the Museum – and more – for FREE. For more information about Summer Nights at the Museum or becoming a FRIEND of MOSTHistory, please call the museum at 956-383-6911.
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.