Summer Nights at the Museum of South Texas History



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, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This family-friendly adventure offers activities that encourage learning and exploration in the museum’s 20th century exhibit, River Crossroads.


All aboard for the final Summer Night at the Museum! Enjoy popcorn while watching the “I Used to Be a Star” puppets based on artifacts in the River Crossroads. The characters, Chalmers, the tractor; Lizzie, the Model-T; and Lionel the train, tell the story of becoming obsolete and then regaining star status by joining the museum exhibits. Families have fun exploring the River Crossroads searching for the artifact, character, or image that the puppet characters represent. Those who successfully find these items can enter a drawing to win a Harvest Party for 12 children donated by Donna’s Corn Maze!


Costumed volunteers from the River Crossroads era enhance the visitors’ experience with games, activities, and stories. Learn the importance of the Valley’s citrus industry while racing against the clock and packing fruit in the packing shed. Talk to a flapper from the 1920s, a model-T mechanic, and a World War II housewife. Everyday activities such as washing clothes, food rationing, and sending telegraphs are turned into hand-on activities! Families with children of all ages are invited to a fun and educational experience at Summer Nights at the Museum.



The fee for Summer Nights at the Museum is included in the regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDships, and visitors are encouraged to become FRIENDS for a full year. For information on the event or becoming a FRIEND of the Museum, call 956.383.6911 or visit click here. The Museum of South Texas History is located at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square in downtown Edinburg.


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