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Sunday Speaker Series: “Stories from the strike”


Freelance journalist will present interviews of the melon strikers in Starr County The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

MOSTHistory presents Pokémon GO Historic Walking Tour


Take a tour of historic downtown Edinburg Catch your favorite Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Historic Walking Tour hosted by the Museum of South Texas History on Saturday, August...more.

The Soldier and the Book: An Easter Tale


By Tom Fort, Senior Historian Rio Grande Valley history has many unexpected twists, turns, and interconnections. How many people know, for example, that a crony of Prohibition era gangster...more.

From taming a wild tongue to building a bilingual university


UTRGV professor presents the social history and culture of local RGV university Get a closer look at the historical evolution of the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley...more.

New insights into the geologic history of the Lower Rio Grande Valley


Sunday Speaker Series presentation will explore the formation of El Sauz chert EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South...more.

The inspiring life of Texan Hector P. Garcia


Daughter of late Texan presents book about her father’s legacy The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes...more.

Sixth annual Summer Nights at the Museum continues June 30


Second night of the three-night adventure begins at 7 p.m. at MOSTHistory Summer Nights at the Museum continues in the River Highway gallery of the signature Rio Grande Legacy...more.

Explore the River Frontier during Summer Nights at the Museum


Three-night series adventure begins June 9 at 7 p.m. Summer Nights at the Museum, a family adventure with hands-on activities and more, will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday,...more.

Blue Star Museums program returns this summer


Local active military families can enjoy MOSTHistory for free The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, is one...more.

Women of the South Texas Vaquero Tradition


Sunday Speaker Series will present the legacy of South Texas Cattle Queens The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

UTRGV student reflects the lessons learned at MOSTHistory


Many generations have walked through the galleries and grounds of the Museum of South Texas History – and many came before its expansion or temporary closure of the 1910...more.

Archives staff completes a week of processing materials


From May 9 to May 13, the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives staff did some spring cleaning. Phyllis Kinnison, the archivist at the Museum of South Texas History, and...more.

Save the Date: Summer Nights at the Museum


A family adventure in a three-night series The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, announces its sixth annual...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: “Big Transport in a Small Scale”


Miniature model hobbyist Rafael Morales to present his work at MOSTHistory The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico,...more.

Sharing a family memory about La Sal del Rey


Cary Smith from Corpus Christi sent a wonderful family photo of his grandfather, Aubrey Jennings Pollock, who spent his youth at La Sal del Rey lake near Edinburg, Texas....more.

Sunday Speaker Series: “The Everliving Mothers of America”


Poet Rossy Evelin Lima and artist Corina Carmona to present at MOSTHistory The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

Alvarez Elementary School Double Performance at MOSTHistory


Students will showcase folklórico dance and musical skills The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, is proud to...more.

Learn more about Preservation Week


Have you done any spring cleaning? Or are you still planning on getting around to it? Many of us and those in our community will be left to contemplate...more.

Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives will close for a week in May


Visitors can explore the borderland heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico by taking a tour of the signature exhibition, Rio Grande Legacy, at the Museum of South Texas...more.

Remembering Antonio “Tony” Orendain


In 2014 during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum of South Texas History created a display that was based on the 1977 March for Human Rights, led by Antonio Orendain....more.

Sunday Speaker Series will explore agroecology and the study of urban ecosystems


UTRGV’s program in Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems presents at MOSTHistory The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico,...more.

Local students interpret historic photographs from MOSTHistory


The Museum of South Texas History is proud to present a temporary exhibit that presents and preserves the borderland heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. The exhibit was...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: Images of America – Pharr


Author Romeo Rosales Jr. to present book at MOSTHistory The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes Pharr...more.

Heritage Ranch Gala Set For April 2 at Gravick Ranch


Celebrate the conclusion of the Annual Campaign with MOSTHistory The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History is proud to announce the 32nd annual Heritage Ranch...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: “Photographs of South Texas in the Great Depression”


MOSTHistory staff presents a special resource to the community March 20 The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico,...more.

Save Our Jail campaign celebrates milestone


The Save Our Jail Campaign Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Museum gathered for an Evening with FRIENDS on March 3. The event was organized to celebrate...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: The Train to Crystal City


Author Jan Jarboe Russell presents new book March 6 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

Celebrating Texas Independence Day 2016


MOSTHistory staff enjoys collaborations with community organizations that promote education and history relative to the region of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. One of the many Heritage Associate FRIENDs...more.

Texas Tropical Trail Region Hosts Monthly Event at MOSTHistory


Texas Tropical Trail Region, an organization that discovers the “real places telling real stories” about the heritage and culture of South Texas, held its 123rd monthly “Partner Event” at...more.

Celebrate Pioneer and Ranching Heritage at MOSTHistory


Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day is set for Saturday, Feb. 20 The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico,...more.

Saber-tooth Cat Skull in Exhibit


By Tom Fort, the senior historian at MOSTHistory The animal is known, correctly, as Smilodon fatalis or “saber-tooth cat.” Many paleontologists’ studies believe the saber-tooth cat is not related...more.

Experience A New Kind of Love at MOSTHistory


Write love letters, tour the exhibits and enjoy poetry reading Feb. 14 The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

Rio Rico: One Town, Two Countries, and the “Lost Americans”


Sunday Speaker Series presentation explores the history of Rio Rico The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes...more.

Save the Date: 26th Annual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day


Celebrate pioneer and ranching heritage at MOSTHistory Feb. 20 The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, invites the...more.

Sunday Speaker Series 2016 kicks off Jan. 17 at 2 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, will feature a double presentation showcasing the Xicana heritage of the...more.

MOSTHistory Happy Hour: Live Music, Local Brews and Historic Tour


Take One Last Look at the 1910 Jail at MOSTHistory The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, presents...more.

Local family donates to MOSTHistory’s Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives


During the Thanksgiving holiday, a native of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and avid traveler donated a special family heirloom, with a meaningful story to which many families can...more.

MOSTHistory presents Fiesta de Noche Buena


Celebrate a newly imagined tradition The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, invites you and your family to...more.

MOSTHistory participates in #GivingTuesday


Community is encouraged to join global initiative Dec. 1 The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, is participating...more.

Dr. Alexander M. Headley: The Man and the Myth


Reviving the truth of one man’s history in the Rio Grande Valley The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

The CacheTones introduce new music genre at MOSTHistory


Meet the musical group making new waves Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

Rickey Pittman: “The Bard of the South”


Award-winning storyteller set to perform musical show Nov. 15 EDINBURG, Texas —  The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern...more.

Dr. Sue Sill presents “Journey South” at MOSTHistory


Local specialist will lecture about monarch butterflies Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South...more.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at MOSTHistory Oct. 31


A JOURNEY IN FLIGHT features an educational and cultural celebration EDINBURG, Texas — The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and...more.

Tickets Now on Sale for MOSTHistory’s 39th Annual Fundraising Auction


FANDANGO 2015 Escape To Fun And Games to be held at MOSTHistory 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015 POSTED Sept. 24, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History will host...more.

MOSTHistory’s Curatorial Staff Invites Community to “Coffee with the Curators”


Sunday Speaker Series program will be informal visit with curatorial staff 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2015 POSTED Sept. 8, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History invites the community...more.

MOSTHistory Announces FANDANGO 2015 Co-Chairmen Gail Cappadona and Kathleen Pebley


39th annual fundraising auction to be held at MOSTHistory 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015 POSTED Aug. 26, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History proudly announces Gail Cappadona and...more.

Call for 12th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Altar Exhibitors at MOSTHistory


Traditional Mexican Altar Exhibit to be on display Oct. 31–Nov. 14, 2015 POSTED Aug. 25, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History announces its 12th Annual Día de los...more.

5th Annual Summer Nights at the Museum Grand Finale Concludes In the 20th Century


Three night series adventure ends at River Crossroads 7 p.m. July 30, 2015 POSTED July 22, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History completes its fifth annual Summer Nights...more.

Experience a Three Night Family Adventure during Summer Nights at the Museum


Summer series adventure to be held 7 p.m. June 11, July 9 and July 30, 2015 POSTED June 3, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History announces its fifth...more.

MOSTHistory to Provide Fifth Annual Blue Star Museums Program


EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL May 20, 2015, 12:01 a.m. MOSTHistory is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families...more.

25th Annual Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day Festival Feb. 21


Pioneer and ranching heritage celebrated in family-friendly event 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate South Texas pioneer and ranching heritage at...more.

History of Mercedes Town Highlighted In New Book by Dr. Edwards at MOSTHistory


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2015 The Museum of South Texas History and Arcadia Publishing welcome local author Beatrice de León...more.

25th Annual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day to Be Held Feb. 21, 2015


Pioneer and ranching heritage celebrated in family-friendly event 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History announces its 25th Annual Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day will be held...more.

La Pastorela Is a Tradition Reborn At MOSTHistory Dec. 14


Join in celebrating this family-friendly indoor festival from 1–5 p.m.     The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate the family-friendly holiday tradition and 4th...more.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at MOSTHistory Nov. 1


Savor FOOD FOR THE SOUL in family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate Día de los Muertos...more.

11th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration to Be Held Nov. 1, 2014


FOOD FOR THE SOUL celebrated in family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History announces their 11th Annual Día de los Muertos will...more.

Individual Tickets Now on Sale for MOSTHistory’s 38th Annual FANDANGO Auction


Salsa y Tequila 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History will host ¡FANDANGO! 2014, its 38th annual fundraising auction at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11....more.

Call for Dia de los Muertos Altar Exhibitors at MOSTHistory


Traditional Mexican Altar Exhibit to be displayed Nov. 1–15, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History announces their 11th Annual Día de los Muertos will be held this year...more.

MOSTHistory Introduces New Education Officer Melodie A. Cuate As She Presents Her Latest Series Book “Journey to Galveston”


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to introduce celebrated author and teacher Melodie A. Cuate...more.

4th Annual Summer Nights at the Museum Grand Finale Concludes In the 20th Century


Three night series adventure ends at River Crossroads 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History completes its fourth annual Summer Nights at the Museum at...more.

True Story of Migrant Working Family’s Legacy In Angelica Reyna’s Memoir “Last Ride on the Ferry” at MOSTHistory


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on June 22, 2014   The Museum of South Texas History welcomes back author and former Rio Grande Valley...more.

Experience a Three Night Family Adventure during Summer Nights at the Museum


Summer series adventure to be held 7 p.m. June 12, July 10 and August 7, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History announces its fourth annual Summer Nights at...more.

Museum of South Texas History to Provide Fourth Annual Blue Star Museums Program


MOSTHistory is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for...more.

A Sweet and Tasty Mother’s Day and An Author’s Entertaining Stories By Chance at MOSTHistory


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on May 11, 2014 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes back popular local author Joseph E. Chance, Ph.D.,...more.

An Evening with FRIENDS at MOSTHistory to Feature “Maximilian and Carlota” By Author Mary Margaret McAllen


Author’s Latest Historical Book Marks 150th Anniversary of Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce that...more.

Museum of South Texas History Invites Community to Celebrate Preservation Week April 27-May 3, 2014


Ways to Preserve Family Memories and Treasures Shared Through Week-Long Activities   The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to join in celebrating Preservation Week®: Pass It...more.

Reservation Deadline Approaching to Attend MOSTHistory’s 30th Annual Heritage Ranch Gala


Deadline to RSVP is this Friday, March 14 The Museum of South Texas History reminds its FRIENDS and fellow museum supporters that March 14 is the deadline to make...more.

MOSTHistory’s Sunday Speaker Series Presents “The Weed Was a Flower” With Ralph West


Sunday Speaker Series will be one Valley family’s story 2 p.m. March 9 The Museum of South Texas History invites you to join Ralph West as he shares his...more.

Museum of South Texas History To Celebrate Ranching Heritage Honoring 2014 Supporters At Los Novillos Ranch March 22


The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to join in honoring its 2014 Heritage Associate FRIENDS at Los Novillos Ranch at 6:30 p.m. on March 22. The...more.

Experience Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day at MOSTHistory Feb. 15


Wild Horse Desert remembered in family-friendly event 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate South Texas pioneer and ranching heritage. The land...more.

Museum of South Texas History Announces Annual Heritage Ranch Gala to Be Held March 22 at Los Novillos Ranch


The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce its 30th Annual Heritage Ranch Gala (Gala) will be held the evening of March 22 at Jack and Tina...more.

MOSTHistory’s Annual Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day to Be Held Feb. 15, 2014


Pioneer and ranching heritage celebrated in family-friendly event 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate this year’s Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day...more.

MOSTHistory Announces Curator Camp for 8–12 Year-Olds to Be Held March 11–14, 2014


Where Spring Break 2014 mornings are fun and educational at the museum! The Museum of South Texas History invites children 8–12 years of age to make the most of...more.

MOSTHistory’s Dr. Adam to Conduct Exhibit Tour “Legacy of the Land”


Sunday Speaker Series will be guided walking tour of exhibits 2 p.m. Jan. 26 The Museum of South Texas History invites you to join its Curator of Collections &...more.

“Bells and South Texas History” Interactive Performance with Glory Bellringers at MOSTHistory Dec. 15


Handbell musicians return to Sunday Speaker Series Program with performance at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites you to enjoy “Bells and South Texas History,” an...more.

Celebrate La Pastorela at MOSTHistory Dec. 8


A Shepherds’ Play is a tradition reborn in this family-friendly event from 1–5 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate the family-friendly holiday tradition...more.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at MOSTHistory Nov. 2


Life, Nature, Love celebrated in family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History invites the community to celebrate Día de los Muertos from...more.

Pre-Colombian Mexican Poetry Translated In Dr. Bowles’ Latest Book “Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry”


Author returns to Sunday Speaker Series program at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes back popular Rio Grande Valley (Valley) author, columnist and educator...more.

Museum of South Texas History Receives Highest National Recognition


Accreditation Community Celebration to be held 1-5 p.m. Sept. 29 The Museum of South Texas History has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national...more.

Individual Tickets Now on Sale for MOSTHistory’s Annual Operations Fundraising Auction


Come Fly Away at ¡FANDANGO! 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 The Museum of South Texas History will host ¡FANDANGO!, its annual fundraising auction at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12....more.

Museum of South Texas History Announces Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration to Be Held Nov. 2, 2013


Life, Nature, Love celebrated in family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History announces their annual Día de los Muertos will be held...more.

Archival Documents Examined in Drs. Harris and Sadler’s Latest Book “The Plan De San Diego: Tejano Rebellion, Mexican Intrigue”


Authors to present Sunday Speaker Series program at MOSTHistory on Sept. 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes authors Charles H. Harris III, Ph.D....more.

MOSTHistory Announces FANDANGO 2013 Co-Chairmen Gail Cappadona and Vicki Skaggs


Annual auction to be held at MOSTHistory on Saturday, Oct. 12 The Museum of South Texas History proudly announces Gail Cappadona and Vicki Skaggs will serve as co-chairmen for...more.

Pharr Police Department Presentation to Be Provided By CAPE and K-9 Unit Officers


Sunday Speaker Series “back to school” program at MOSTHistory on Aug. 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Pharr Police Officers Christopher Hernandez, Irving...more.

Call for Día de los Muertos Altar Exhibitors at MOSTHistory


The Museum of South Texas History announces their annual Día de los Muertos will be held this year on November 2. To honor those who have passed, the special...more.

MOSTHistory’s Summer Nights at the Museum 2013 Grand Finale Concludes in the 20th Century


Three-part adventure series ends at River Crossroads on August 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History completes the third annual Summer Nights at the Museum...more.

Formation of Lower Rio Grande Region Examined by Historian Omar Valerio-Jiménez in Latest Book “River of Hope”


Author to present Sunday Speaker Series program at MOSTHistory on July 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes historian and author Omar Valerio-Jiménez as...more.

Valley Author Mona D. Sizer at MOSTHistory to Present Latest World History Book “The Bomber Boys”


Author returns to Sunday Speaker Series program on July 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes back Rio Grande Valley (RGV) author Mona D....more.

Next Adventure in MOSTHistory’s Summer Nights at the Museum Leads to River Highway


Second night in the three-part series to be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 11, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History continues Summer Nights at the Museum at...more.

Dr. Joseph E. Chance and a “Murder in Mathis,” the Making of a Self-Published Book at MOSTHistory


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on June 30, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Joseph E. Chance, Ph.D., as he presents “Murder...more.

MOSTHistory Presents Endangered South Texas Wildlife with Ranger Marion Mason


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on June 23, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Park Ranger Marion Mason as she presents “Endangered...more.

Experience a Three Night Adventure During MOSTHistory’s Summer Nights at the Museum


Summer event series to be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 13, July 11 and August 8, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History announces their third annual Summer...more.

Africanized Killer Bee Performance by Beekeeper Luis Slayton at the Museum of South Texas History


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on June 9, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Africanized bees expert Luis Slayton as he presents...more.

MOSTHistory Presents Edible and Medicinal South Texas Plants With Park Ranger Jade Rutledge


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on May 26, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Park Ranger Jade Rutledge as she presents “Eating...more.

Museum of South Texas History to Participate in Blue Star Museums for the Third Year in a Row


MOSTHistory is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for...more.

Texas Master Naturalist John Thaxter to Speak About Medicinal Uses of Native Plants


Sunday Speaker Series program to be held at 2 p.m. on May 19, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Texas Master Naturalist™ John Thaxter as he presents...more.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at MOSTHistory With A Musical Performance By Harpist, Sylvia Clark


Musical performance and light refreshments at 2 p.m. on May 12, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day with a musical performance of...more.

Sunday Speaker Series Presents Mexican American Remedies and Healings with Kathy Castro


Rio Grande Valley native to present on May 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Kathy Castro as she presents “Mystic Remedies and Healings...more.

MOSTHistory Shares Ways to Preserve Family Treasures During Preservation Week Through Social Media


Preservation Week: Pass It On @MOSTHistory Archives April 21-27, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History today announced they will be participating in national collections Preservation Week sponsored by...more.

Sunday Speaker Series Presents "Bronc Ball" With Author Dr. Greg Selber


Author returns to Sunday Speaker Series program on April 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. The Museum of South Texas History welcomes back The University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA) Associate...more.

Dr. Edna Ochoa to Speak on Journalistic Works of Jovita Idar


MOSTHistory Sunday Speaker Series program to be presented in Spanish on March 24, 2013 The Museum of South Texas History welcomes Dr. Edna Ochoa as she presents in Spanish...more.

MOSTHistory Announces 2013 Heritage Ranch Gala to be Held March 23 at Dos Lagos Ranch


The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce that the 2013 Heritage Ranch Gala will be held at Dos Lagos Ranch on March...more.

Gillette Brothers Return to Museum of South Texas History


Duo to perform on February 23rd during day of family fun at MOSTHistory Pioneer and Ranching Crafts Day! The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce the...more.

Jan Seale presents Valentine program at Museum of South Texas History


Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale will present “Valentine Voices: Love in and of the Valley” at the Museum of South Texas History on Sunday February 10, 2013, from 2...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Along the River 2 with author David Bowles on January 27, 2013, at 2 p.m.


Author and editor David Bowles will read from the anthology, Along the River 2: More Voices from the Rio Grande Valley, at the Museum of South Texas History on...more.

1910 Hidalgo County Jail Closed for Renovation: Learn the history of this Texas landmark with “Stories from the 1910 Jail.”


“Stories from the 1910 Jail” Story #1: A Texas Historic Landmark The Museum of South Texas History has closed the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail galleries in preparation for a...more.

MOSTH is a Drop-Off Location for Toys for Tots!


  The Museum of South Texas History is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots through Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  Any new, unwrapped toys are...more.

Holiday Handbell Concert with the Edinburg United Methodist Glory Bellrigers! Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, the Edinburg United Methodist Glory Bellringers return to “ring in” the holiday season at MOSTHistory starting at 2 p.m. Using handbells, the Glory Bellringers...more.

Save the Date! La Pastorela / Shepherds' Play on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 1 – 5 p.m.


On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, a Mexican Christmas tradition is reborn at the Museum of South Texas History from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This family-friendly holiday celebration includes...more.

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Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration Features More Artisans! Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Experience the Mexican tradition of celebrating life at the Museum of South Texas History’s Dίa de los Muertos / Day of the Dead event on Saturday, November 3, 2012,...more.

The museum will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, during regular business hours in preparation for Fandango!


ue to preparations for Fandango, the museum will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you for your support while we prepare...more.

Meet Jose de Escandon! Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, October 7, 2012, historical re-enactor and Brownsville elementary teacher Sergio Gonzalez transforms into José de Escandón at the Museum of South Texas History starting at 2 p.m. ...more.

View the Fandango! 2012 Auction Catalogue


¡FANDANGO! Lemons & Grapefruit & Limes, Oh, My! Celebrate Citrus Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:30 pm Committee Chairmen Event Chairman Vicki Skaggs   Live Auction Alice Keller & Patsy...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Mexican Bestiary: Bestiario Mexicano with author David Bowles on September 16, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, September 16, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes back local author David Bowles as he presents his newest work, Mexican Bestiary: Bestiario Mexicano, starting at...more.

Happy Labor Day! MOSTH closed on Monday, September 3, 2012


s a friendly reminder, MOSTH is closed on Mondays and most major holidays. Regular museum hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Thank you

MOSTH is a Blue Star Museum! Free Admission Continues for Active Duty Military and Their Families through Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012!


div style=”padding-left:10px;padding-right:25px;”> The Museum of South Texas History is proud to participate for the second year in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for...more.

Save the Date! Fandango! 2012 “Lemons & Grapefruit & Limes, Oh, My!” Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.


“Lemons & Grapefruit & Limes, Oh, My!” The Museum of South Texas History is celebrating Valley citrus as the theme for Fandango! 2012. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October...more.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead 2012: Altar Exhibit


  The Museum of South Texas History’s annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Altar Exhibit is open to the public now through Sunday, Nov. 18,...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Journey to Plum Creek with author Melodie A. Cuate on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 26, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes back local author Melodie A. Cuate as she presents her newest work of historical fiction, Journey to...more.

Script for a nativity play or pastorela Gift of Teresa Leal de la Rosa Castillo


%%anc%% This worn notebook contains a script for a play dating back centuries in its roots. Nativity plays or pastorelas began as a type of medieval drama developed by...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents "Valley Byliners: What They Do and What They Write" August 12, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 12, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes the Valley Byliners as they present “Valley Byliners: What They Do and What They Write” starting at...more.

Summer Nights at the Museum Grand Finale! Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.


        Valley families are invited to the Museum of South Texas History for the grand finale of Summer Nights at the Museum on Thursday, August 9,...more.

Summer Nights at the Museum – A Family Adventure! 2nd Thursday of June, July, & August! 6 – 8 p.m.


These photos from last year's Summer Nights at the Museum demonstrate some of the fun and educational activities families enjoyed during exhibit exploration! Summer Nights at the Museum: A...more.

A Mother's Day Classical Performance at MOSTH! Sunday, May 13, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, May 13, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes Vocalist Avigai Gonzalez, accompanied by Pianist Jesus Morales, as they perform a range of songs celebrating Mother’s...more.

Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema presents Rio Escondido on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, May 6, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History continues the Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Film Series as McAllen native and screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez hosts...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents "Rip Ford and Juan Cortina" with Dr. Richard McCaslin April 29, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, April 29, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History hosts Dr. Richard B. McCaslin as he presents “Rip Ford and Juan Cortina” starting at 2 p.m. To...more.

Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series presents Susana on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 2 p.m.


McAllen native and screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez hosts a viewing of Susana with the coquettish Rosita Quintana starring as the titular bad girl who seduces a rancher, his son and his foreman....more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents "Conversations with a Curandero Border Healer" with Alberto Salinas Jr. April 15, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, April 15, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History hosts author and renowned curandero or healer, Alberto Salinas, Jr., as he presents “Conversations with a Curandero Border Healer” starting...more.

Old Jail News! Lower Old Gallery Closed Wednesday, April 4, 2012, through Tuesday, April 17, 2012


he cornerstone of the Museum of South Texas History is the Old Jail. In order to help preserve this 102 year old historic building, a series of procedures have been...more.


Sunday Speaker presents “Forgotten Tejanos of the Rio Grande Valley: Songs and Stories” with Rickey E. Pittman. March 11, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, March 11, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History will host Rickey E. Pittman as he presents “Forgotten Tejanos of the Rio Grande: Songs and Stories” starting...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents "Trains, Trains, Trains!" with Antonio Segura. Sunday, March, 4, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, March 4, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History will host Antonio Segura as he presents “Trains, Trains, Trains!” starting at 2 p.m. Segura is a third...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents UT-PA Librarian and author Janette Garcia: Images of America Edinburg Feb. 26, 2012, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History is proud to host author and UT-PA Librarian Janette Garcia as she presents her book, Edinburg, starting at...more.


Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series presents: Angelitos Negros. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at 2 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History continues its Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Film Series with a showing of Angelitos Negros on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at 2...more.

Save the Date! Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day! Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is happy to announce that Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents author and King Ranch Archivist Lisa Neely: King Ranch & Kingsville, A Match Made in South Texas. Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m.


writing servicesdiv id=”content-w”> On Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, the Museum of South Texas History is proud to host author and King Ranch Archivist Lisa A. Neely as she presents...more.

New Exhibit Now Open! Saints Preserve Us: Retablos, Ex Votos, and Related Objects from the Museum Collection


  A new special exhibition at the Museum of South Texas History showcases a traditional folk art form from Mexico. “Saints Preserve Us: Retablos, Ex Votos, and Related Objects...more.

Holiday Hours: Closed
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, and Sunday Jan. 1, 2012

Due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays, the museum will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, and Sunday, Jan 1,...more.

Holiday Gift Ideas at MOSTHistory!


With everything from holiday decorations to unique cookbooks, the Museum Store is sure to have something for everyone! Also, don't forget that a Museum FRIENDship makes a perfect gift...more.

Glory Bells Holiday Hanbell Concert: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at 2p.m.


he Glory Bells return to “ring in” the holiday season! Using handbells, the Glory Bells create a special sound that is beautifully magnified in the museum's Grand Lobby. Historic...more.

MOSTH is a drop off location for Toys for Tots!


The Museum of South Texas History is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots through December 15, 2011. Any new, unwrapped toys are appreciated and...more.

Museum closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.


Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the museum will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The museum will also...more.

La Pastorela/ Shepherds’ Play: A Tradition Reborn Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  Nativity III by Artist Flor Larios – Flor Larios Art –www.florlarios.etsy.com We would like to thank Flor for the use of her beautiful artwork used as the main...more.

Film Series: Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema presents Abismos de Pasion, hosted by Alvaro Rodriguez. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011


p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0in 0in 10pt”>On Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, McAllen native and screenwriter Álvaro Rodriguez presents the classic Mexican film, Abismos de Pasíon, at 2 p.m. in the...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Mary Ann Escamilla: The Role of Strong Females in Movies Filmed During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Nov. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, November 6, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Museum of South Texas History will host a presentation by UT-PA lecturer, Mary Ann Escamilla, on The Role...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Grace Flores-Hughes: A Tale of Survival. Oct. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History proudly hosts Grace Flores-Hughes as she presents her newest work, A Tale of Survival, starting at 2 p.m....more.

MOSTHistory will be closed to the general public on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.


In preparation for Fandango!, the museum will be closed to the general public on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Regular museum hours will resume on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Thank...more.

Watch Me Designs Presentation and Trunk Show by Tracey Davis: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at 2 p.m.


p align=”center” class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0in 0in 10pt”>    On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History hosts one of the Valley’s favorite artists, Tracey Davis, and...more.

Film Series: Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema presents Macario, hosted by Alvaro Rodriguez


  McAllen native and screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez hosts the Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema Film Series on scheduled Sundays starting at 2 p.m.  Rodriguez is the screenwriter of...more.


Sunday Speaker Series presents Mary L. Thorne: How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly. Oct. 2, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History hosts butterfly expert Mary L. Thorne as she gives her presentation How to Raise a Monarch Butterfly from...more.

Fandango! Padre Style! Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011


¡FANDANGO! Padre Style! Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:30 pm   Committee Chairmen Event Co-Chairmen Kellye Ortega & Shelley Richards Live Auction Vicki Skaggs & Courtney Cardenas Blackboard Auction Carmen...more.


Sunday Speaker Series presents Eugenio del Bosque: War, International Politics, and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Sept. 18, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History hosts Eugenio del Bosque’s presentation, War, International Politics, and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, from 2 to...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Rogelio Agrasanchez, Jr.: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Sept. 11, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History is honored to host Mexican cinema expert Rogelio Agrasánchez Jr.’s presentation, The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, from...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents author Dr. Jerry Thompson: Hispanics in the Civil War, 1861-1865. August 28, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 28, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History is honored to host award-winning author Dr. Jerry Thompson’s presentation, Hispanics in the Civil War: 1861-1865, from 2...more.

La Epoca de Oro: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema in the Rio Grande Valley – Exhibit Opens Sept. 11, 2011


Photos from An Evening with FRIENDS: La Epoca de Oro Preview Party. In the early 1930s, talking pictures became a global phenomenon, and the Mexican movie industry entered what...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents author David Rice: Heart-Shaped Cookies and Other Stories. August 21, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 21, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History welcomes author David Rice as he presents his newest work Heart-Shaped Cookies and Other Stories from 2 to...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Mary Ann Escamilla: The Importance of Music in Movies during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. August 14, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 14, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Museum of South Texas History will host the presentation by UT-PA professor Mary Ann Escamilla, Importance of Music...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Leo Lopez: Spanish Missions in the Americas. Sunday, August 7, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, August 7, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host Native American expert Leo Lopez as he presents Spanish Missions in the Americas from 2 to...more.

La Lente Maravillosa: A Spanish language children’s play presented by Dr. Eric Wiley. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, July 24, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host Dr. Eric Wiley as he presents La Lente Maravillosa, by the late Spanish playwright Emilio Carballido,...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Lisa Adam: The History of Cotton in Mexico and South Texas. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, July 17, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host Lisa Adam as she presents a program on the history of cotton in Mexico and South...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents author Eileen Mattei: Leading the Way, McAllen's First 100 Years. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, July 10, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host author Eileen Mattei as she presents her newest book, Leading the Way: McAllen's First 100 Years,...more.

Summer Nights at the Museum – A Family Adventure! Every Thursday in July!


The Museum of South Texas History concludes Summer Nights at the Museum on Thursday, July 28, 2011, from 7 to 9:00 p.m. This final evening features outdoor activities in...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Richard Moore: Historic Ranches of South Texas. June 26, 2011, at 2 p.m.


EDINBURG, TX, June 14, 2011: On Sunday, June 26, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host Richard Moore as he presents his documentary, “Historic Ranches of South...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents author Jose Lopez: Nights of Wailing Days of Pain, Life in 1920s South Texas. June 12, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, June 12, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History continues its Speaker Series when author José Antonio López presents his newest book, Nights of Wailing, Days of...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Texas Farm Bureau's Cynthia Wolfe: Addressing Misconceptions about Agriculture. June 5, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, June 5, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History will host Texas Farm Bureau representative Cynthia Wolfe from 2 to 4 p.m. as she gives her presentation,...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents authors Dr. Alfred Richardson & Ken King: Plants of Deep South Texas: A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species. May 29, 2011, at 2 p.m.


On Sunday, May 29, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History continues its Speaker Series with authors Dr. Alfred Richardson and Ken King presenting their book, Plants of Deep...more.

Free admission for active military and their immediate families! Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.


EDINBURG, TX, May 23, 2011 – On Monday, May 23, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents MOSTH Senior Curator Barbara Stokes: African Americans, Civil War, and the Rio Grande Valley Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 2 p.m.


Barbara Stokes, MOSTH Senior Curator On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History continues its Speaker Series when MOSTH Senior Curator, Barbara Stokes, presents African Americans,...more.

"A Place Called Home" puppet show! Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 2 p.m.


“A Place Called Home” focuses on artifacts in the River Highway exhibit. The characters are Ginny, the cotton gin; Fulton, the steamboat; Tex Hardy, the longhorn cow; and Chuck...more.

Listen live as MOSTH is featured on The Travel Planners Radio Show! Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 8:32 a.m.


p>Breaking news! The Travel Planners Radio Show, a nationally syndicated program, is featuring MOSTH tomorrow at 8:32 a.m. Click the link to listen live as our Executive Director, Shan...more.

Volunteer Marian Vigen's 95th Birthday Party!


p align=”center”>Marian Vigen does not let the fact that she is 95 years old slow her down while volunteering in the museum store. For 33 years, thousands of MOSTH...more.

Exhibitions Captured by STC Student Photography


div style=”text-align: center”>Photographs by STC Student: Jackie Salazar Photographs by STC Student: Lady Lou Photographs by STC Student:Justin Ozuna Photographs by STC Student: Pablo Martinez Photographs by STC Student:Yasmeen...more.

Summer Guitar Classes for All Ages at MOSTH!


The sound of strumming fills the halls of the Museum of South Texas History as instructor Victor Longoria welcomes students of all ages to participate in his guitar classes....more.

Walk n Rolla “Two Wheels” Documentary Showing Saturday, April 9, 2011 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.


The Museum of South Texas History celebrates “National Walk Day” by hosting the showing of Two Wheels, a 25 minute documentary exposing the life and death conflicts between drivers...more.


Sunday Speaker Series presents Mona Sizer: The Glory Guys: The Story of the U.S. Army Rangers Sunday, April 3, 2011, 2 to 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is proud to host author Mona Sizer on Sunday, April 3, 2011, as she presents her newest book, The Glory Guys: The Story...more.

Heritage Ranch Gala 2011 Saturday, March 26, 2011


Luis & Carmen Yzaguirre and the Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History invite you to join them for the Heritage Ranch Gala 2011 honoring the...more.

MOSTHistory Puppet Show Schedule


Fall 2016 Dates Saturday, August 13, 2016 “Sweet Dreams of the River Frontier” • Saturday, September 10, 2016 “A Place Called Home” • Saturday, October 15, 2016 “I Used...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Roel S. Lopez Olivarez: La Maquina del Tiempo: Cronicas Periodisticas Sunday, March 6, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History continues its Speaker Series as author Roel S. Lopez Olivarez presents his book, La Maquina del Tiempo, on Sunday, March 6, 2011, from...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Seth Patterson: El Valle: The Rio Grande Delta Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is proud to host photographer Seth Patterson on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, as he presents his book , El Valle The Rio Grande...more.


The Gillette Brothers return for Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day!


Live from Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day 2011 The Museum of South Texas History presents: The Gillette Brothers!   Click on the photo to hear Guy and Pip Gillette...more.

Speaker & Book Signing: The Last Knight, Don Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe – A Texas Hero


On Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, the Museum of South Texas History continues its Speaker Series when author Jose Lopez presents his book, The Last Knight: Don Bernardo Gutierrez de...more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Araceli Perez-Davis: Casimiro Perez Alvarez, Lawman of the Rio Grande


The Museum of South Texas History is pleased to host Araceli Perez-Davis on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, when she gives a presentation on her grandfather, Casimiro Perez Alvarez, from...more.

New Exhibit Opening Sneak Peek! Casimiro Perez Alvarez: Lawman of the Rio Grande


A man of many talents, Casimiro Pérez Alvarez was born into a Starr County ranching family in 1869. Although most well known for his work as a Deputy U.S....more.

Sunday Speaker Series presents Timothy Brush: Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is proud to host UTPA professor Timothy Brush as he presents his book, Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier, on Sunday, Jan. 16,...more.

MOSTH Closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1. Happy Holidays!


Please click on the calendar tab or the link below to see our full calendar. Hope to see you soon! http://mosthistory.org/calendar

Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day! Saturday, Feb. 19. 2011 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is happy to announce that Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....more.

Cowboy Santa is coming to MOSTH! Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Bring the kiddos and your camera for a festive photo with Cowboy Santa! A saddle and western backdrop are available to make your photo even more special. See ya'll...more.

Puppet Show! "I Used to be a Star" Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Join us for our popular puppet show, “I Used to be a Star!” The show features puppets that are based on actual exhibit items, like a steam train, that...more.

Holiday Shopping Open House at MOSTH! Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Noon


HOLIDAY SHOPPING OPEN HOUSE TO BENEFIT MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS HISTORY EDINBURG, TX, Dec. 6, 2010: Start your day off with coffee and cookies at the Museum of South...more.

Holiday Concert: United Methodist Glory Belles! Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at 2 p.m.


The Glory Belles return to MOSTH to “ring in” the holiday season! Using handbells, the Glory Belles create a special sound that is beautifully magnified in our Grand Lobby....more.


MOSTH CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2010, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular operation hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 25, 2010.


rom everyone at MOSTH, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! The museum will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2010, but will resume regular operation hours starting Friday,...more.

Save the Date! Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day! Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011


Here is wonderful footage courtesy of Ole TV from Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day 2010. This is a great example of what you can come and experience on Saturday,...more.

Concert: De Mexico a Espana, Classical Art Songs Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010


  The Rio Grande Foundation for the Performing Arts will present De Mexico a Espana, Classical Art Songs at the Museum of South Texas History on Thursday evening, Nov....more.

“Writing Family Stories” with Jan Seale Tuesday, January 18, 2011


At large family gatherings, someone invariably wonders aloud, “Is anyone taking notes?” Be a hero! Preserve your family’s stories for current enjoyment now and in the future. Get a...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: Manuel Humberto Gonzalez Ramos, El Cronista de H. Matamoros Tam., Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010


The Museum of South Texas History continues its popular Sunday Speaker Series on Nov. 14, 2010, hosting author Manuel Humberto Gonzᬥz Ramos. Gonzᬥz will present his book Las Fortificaciones...more.

Halloween Face Painting Available at MOSTH! Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Museum of South Texas History is happy to announce that the popular artist, Anna García, will be available for face painting at the museum on Sunday, Oct. 31,...more.



Book Sale! Borderlands: The Heritage of the Lower Rio Grande through the Art of Jose Cisneros is now on sale at the museum store for $10.00.


Commissioned by the Hidalgo County Historical Museum, now the Museum of South Texas History, Cisneros” illustrations depict scenes from prehistory through World War II. Borderlands would make a beautiful...more.

Sunday Speaker Series: Collected Tales from the Rio Grande by Valley Byliners; Oct. 24, 2010, (2 p.m.-4 p.m.)


“Collected Tales From the Rio Grande is an ideal mix of short stories, and poems of various lengths and subjects for a reader on the go. The selections provide...more.

2010-2011 Writing Series by Jan Seale


Published author Jan Seale will offer her popular series of writing classes at the museum again this fall and winter. Each class costs $65. Classes, scheduled Tuesdays from 10a.m....more.

Inspired Art for Dia de los Muertos by Tracey Davis; Sept. 19, 2010, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.


Jewelry designer Tracey Davis will display and discuss her unique miniature mosaic creations and how she applies the traditions of Día de los Muertos to her artistry.

Origins of Tejano Leadership with Award-Winning Author, Dr. Andres Tijerina; Sunday, September 12, 2-4pm


A review of 19th century Tejano history with a focus on the major leaders of the Tejano community from the early 1820s to the turn of the century. Examples...more.

Guillermo Calles: Mexican Cinema; August 8 2-4pm


A Mexican-born actor, director, and producer from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, Guillermo Calles was a pioneer. In 1912, he became the first Mexican actor to appear in films...more.

The Life, Times, & Ancestors of Juan Bautista Chapa; Aug. 1, 2 p.m.


On August 1 at 2 p.m., Amancio J. Chapa Jr. will discuss the life and times of Juan Bautista Chapa (1627-1695), his significance to this region’s history, and his...more.

Film Series: Reliving the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema hosted by Alvaro Rodriguez


    Coming Up! El Derecho de Nacer on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Discovery Room. McAllen native and screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez hosts the Reliving...more.

La Epoca de Oro: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema in the Rio Grande Valley – Exhibit Opens Sept. 11, 2011


Photos from An Evening with FRIENDS: La Epoca de Oro Preview Party.  In the early 1930s, talking pictures became a global phenomenon, and the Mexican movie industry entered what...more.