Write love letters, tour the exhibits and enjoy poetry reading Feb. 14
The Museum of South Texas History (“MOSTHistory”), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, welcomes the community to enjoy a special Sunday Speaker Series featuring fun activities and great poetry reading by Texas 2012 Poet Laureate Jan Seale at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14.
Doors open at 1 p.m., and visitors are invited to start the visit by writing a love letter to the museum, and posting it on the “love board” or decorating a letter/poem for that someone special. Visitors can also tour the exhibits, and vote for their favorite exhibit gallery: River Frontier, River Highway or River Crossroads.
Author and poet Jan Seale will perform the poetry reading at 2 p.m., while guests enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. Following the presentation, guests can purchase any number of Seale’s books at the Museum Store, which Seale will be pleased to add her personalized autograph.
Jan Seale is the author of nine volumes of poetry, the latest being “The Parkinson Poems” published by Lamar University Press. Seale has authored two books of short fiction, three volumes of non-fiction and nine children’s books. Other published works can be read nationally in The Yale Review, Texas Monthly and Newsday. Seale is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. Seale has led memoir and creative writing workshops both in the Rio Grande Valley, where she currently resides, and nation wide.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.
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 North Closner Boulevard 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, connect on LinkedIn, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.