On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Museum of South Texas History will host “Walk & Talk Hispanic Heritage” during Free Saturday Morning.

The morning will begin with a bilingual historic walking tour where guests will learn Edinburg history. The tour begins promptly at 8 a.m. Guests should meet at the museum’s Kuhn Street parking lot. The route is about 2 miles long, and guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and sun block, and bring a filled bottle of water and a snack for the walk.

The historic walking tour is presented in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico to promote the Nenemi Challenge health campaign. Guests can register at the walking tour, or with the Consul to receive a free pedometer. If you walk 10,000 steps that day, you will also get a Nenemi Challenge diploma! The Nenemi Challenge campaign encourages community health through the tradition of walking as a family and heritage of the Rio Grande Valley.

After the walk museum doors will open at 10 a.m. and admission will be free until noon. As a special bonus, Jesús Correa will present “Orígenes del Nuevo Santander, 1748” in Spanish in the Courtyard Gallery at 11 a.m. The presentation will outline the history of Tamaulipas during the late 18th century and the accomplishments of the first governor of Nuevo Santander, José de Escandón y Helguera.

Don’t forget to visit the spotlight exhibit “Farm to Market” which features artifacts and images from the museum’s collection that highlight the pioneer role Hispanic farm workers have played in making of the Rio Grande Valley. This temporary exhibit will be on display until Oct. 15, the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Did you know that most Saturday mornings at the Museum of South Texas History are free? Visitors who come in between 10 a.m. and noon receive free admission. Anyone arriving after 12:01 p.m. pays a regular admission fee.