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MOSTHistory Cattle Drive
August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
This summer, families will get an opportunity to saddle up their “horses,” round up their stray “longhorns,” and drive ‘em through the Will Looney Legacy Park as part of the first-ever MOSTHistory Cattle Drive at the Museum of South Texas History.
Meeting in the morning to beat the summer heat, the Cattle Drive will be a fun-filled, outdoor, educational program developed for children ages 8 through 14, accompanied with a parent or guardian, although all ages are welcome! Guided by museum staff and volunteers, children will stop at 10 stations where they will learn about different aspects of the Cattle Drive era through activities such as making a brand, rounding up cattle, avoiding rustlers, learning to make a camp fire, eating cowboy grub, lassoing a maverick and much more. Outdoor activities will take place early, so make sure to eat a big breakfast beforehand and bring water and sunscreen. Also, make sure to dress for the trip up the cattle trail by wearing light clothing, comfortable shoes and the best cowboy hat you can find! A docent-guided tour through the River Frontier and River Highway galleries is included.
Sign up your cowboys and cowgirls to secure a spot! There will be a single charge of $15 per cowhand accompanied by a parent or guardian ($10 for those who are FRIENDS of MOSTHistory). To sign up, please contact Associate Education Officer Joseph Fox at 956-383-6911, with your credit card handy. We hope to see y’all on the trail!