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1910 Jail Exhibit Behind the Scenes

The city-block complex of the Museum of South Texas History was once housed in the 1910 Jail, an artifact that has captured the attention and curiosity of the community. The jail, which was closed between 2012 and 2020, is the oldest standing historic structure in the...

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The killer bees in Rio Grande Valley

Were you in the Rio Grande Valley in 1990? Do you remember the fear over a new insect introduced to the area? The Museum of South Texas History presents “Killer Bees! The Panic over Africanized Honeybees in the Rio Grande Valley” featuring Dr. Jamie Starling, a Sunday...

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Sam Perl and the history on uniting Brownsville and Matamoros

Through the celebration of Charro Days, Sam Perl created an unlikely bond between the residents of Brownsville and of Matamoros. Hear more about this historical moment during the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Building Bridges: The Story of How ‘Rabbi’...

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Chefs reflect on holiday history and heritage

The Museum of South Texas History presents the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Nochebuena: Lard, Spice and Everything Nice,” featuring chefs Melissa Guerra and Adán Medrano at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 on Facebook Live. The virtual panel discussion will present the...

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Showcasing Valley architecture with film photography

Anytime one looks at old photographs in museums, one may be struck by the rich quality of those photographs. The reason? Those photographs were captured on film or analog photography. Today many photographs are taken with a mobile device or digital camera. Hear more...

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“Ranching Recuerdos” with South Texas ranchers

Before the age of agricultural production in South Texas, ranching was king. Forward a couple hundred years and ranching continues to be part of the South Texas historical identity. Hear from South Texas ranchers during the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, a...

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