Ghosts of Rio Grande Valley with Dr. David Bowles
October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Have you ever heard or shared a spooky story about the Rio Grande Valley? Now is your chance to listen! Dr. David Bowles, award-winning author, will present his book, “Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley” on the museum’s Facebook Live video stream. This presentation is part of the Día de los Muertos: Los Muertos Bailan virtual programming presented by the Museum of South Texas History and the City of Edinburg.
With a twist of traditions, Bowles mixes tragedy and local lore of the Rio Grande Valley. His stories derive from chilling historic events, as well as folklore passed down from generation to generation. These stories take place at historic sites such as Fort Brown and Fort Ringgold, and even a haunting at the Museum of South Texas History.
South Texas native Bowles is a professor at the University of Texas. He is the author of several titles, including the “Pura Belpré Honor Book,” “The Smoking Mirror” and “Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas.” His writing has appeared in Translation Review, Metamorphoses, Asymptote, Rattle, Axolotl, Huizache, Concho River Review, Border Senses, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas and more.
The presentation will broadcast on facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Guests are encouraged to interact with the presenter by posting questions and comments on the live chat. The presentation will also be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s Facebook page and website at www.mosthistory.org.