Performer dances a traditional South Texas routine during Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day 2017.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, a four-week celebration of Hispanic heroes that have made remarkable impacts in the nation and throughout the world. And, among those who present Hispanic culture is the Museum of South Texas History with its mission to preserve and present the borderland heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Visit the museum during Hispanic Heritage Month to share and celebrate Hispanic heritage.

Start the celebration by visiting the signature Rio Grande Legacy exhibition during free Saturday mornings. The three-part exhibition highlights the history of the region starting with pre-historic dinosaurs and megafloras, then the Spanish Colonial era, the steamboat era, ranching life, the introduction of the railroad and ending with the mid-20th century. Upon completion of the exhibition tour, visitors are encouraged to write an answer to the question: When did you (or your family) arrive in the Rio Grande Valley? Answers may be anonymous and must be turned in at the Admissions Desk for review and approval. Those answers that have been approved will become part of the “Thought Board” display starting Sept. 26 and ending Oct. 15. This gives a chance for Valley residents to talk about their family, traditions and what makes them proud of their heritage.

Individuals can also provide a short description and photograph of an admired Hispanic for possible posting on the museum’s website and social media accounts. This information should be sent to pmorales@mosthistory.org for review and selection.

Let’s share our Hispanic heritage! Museum staff hopes to see you during Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information and/or questions, please contact 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.